Senior women in the National Rugby League are mentoring young women within the game to aspire and support them in their career progression. 25% of staff at clubs are now female and most clubs have a female on their executive team.

A mentoring program established by departing NRL chief operating officer Suzanne Young was developed to see those numbers increase.

Speaking about the mentoring program’s graduation event, Canterbury chief executive Raelene Castle said “the stories from young women about the experience that they have gained from having someone who could help them navigate some really challenging situations, like what their next career step would be or how to go about it, were great. Some people have made some monumental career changes off the back of that mentoring program.”

Read the full article here – SMH, 8 March 2016, “With 25 per cent of staff at clubs now female, Raelene Castle says the NRL should celebrate women”

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