RAELENE CAS­TLE

Win­ner: Per­son of Sport­ing In­flu­ence

Women's Health Australia - - WOMEN IN SPORT AWARDS -

Cas­tle is a se­rial glass ceil­ing breaker, hav­ing headed up the NRL’S Can­ter­bury Bull­dogs and Net­ball NZ prior to her cur­rent role as CEO of Rugby Aus­tralia. Her ad­vice for keep­ing the #girlpower go­ing? “We need to make sure that our fe­male com­mu­ni­ties are given the op­por­tu­nity to be put for­ward and pro­moted, and to be talked about pos­i­tively,” says Cas­tle. “Es­sen­tially, [fe­male ath­letes] need to be able to start the con­ver­sa­tion and [there] not be a sec­ond thought in it.”

Auburn Gi­ants Aus­tralian Foot­ball Club founder Amna Karra-has­san (left) with Raelene Cas­tle

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