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NSW Leading The Way In Creating Pathways For Women In Sport

Shooting star . . . Australia Matildas’ Ellie Carpenter at Stadium Australia. At just 19 years of age, Ellie is an established member of the Matildas squad and is currently playing in the US with Portland Thorns. Picture: Mark Evans

VENUES NSW Chairman Christine McLoughlin says NSW is leading the way in creating pathways for women in sport, with strong programs in place to help them leverage their success on and off the fields of play.

“Women’s sport is booming in Australia and NSW is leading the way in hosting major events and promoting our athletes and supporting their growth and development in and out of the sporting arenas,” Ms McLoughlin said.

“We stand proudly behind our record in NSW and Australia, with strong programs in place to create pathways and opportunities for women in sport.”

Read the full interview with Venues NSW Chairman Christine McLoughlin here

Stadium Australia is a passionate supporter of women’s sport.

The Stadium has hosted:

  • The first W-League/A-League Sydney Derby, which is now a regular feature on the Australian football calendar;
  • The first Australia v New Zealand rugby double-header featuring the Wallaroos v Black Ferns, on Bledisloe Cup day Saturday 18 August;
  • And it will host the upcoming historic Grand Final of the NRL Holden Women’s Premiership on Sunday 30 September.

Stadium Australia is solidly behind the nation’s bids for the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup and the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Among the Stadium Australia sporting Ambassadors are some of the nation’s most exciting young athletes – football’s rising stars Elli Carpenter and Jada Whyman, rugby league’s Kezie Apps, and Australian rugby 7s gold medallist Alicia Quirk.

The Ambassadors help drive the Stadium’s community and charity programs as the Stadium remains a vibrant hub of community activity day to day.


Go Jada . . .  Young Matilda’s and Western Sydney Wanderers goalkeeper played in the first ever W-League/A-League Sydney Derby at Stadium Australia. Picture: Mark Evans
Olympic Gold Medalists . . . (from left) Aussie Rugby 7s stars Emma Tonegato, Dominique Du Toit and Alicia Quirk at the 2018 Stadium Australia Members’ Dinner. Picture: Mark Evans
Stadium Ambassador . . . 2016 Dally M Women’s Player of the Year Kezie Apps a special guest speaker at the Stadium Australia Members’ Dinner alongside NSWRL coach Brad Fittler and Cronulla Sharks player Aaron Woods. Picture: Mark Evans
Historic double-header . . . action from the Wallaroos v Black Ferns rugby Test match on Bledisloe Cup day at Stadium Australia. Picture: Michael Frogley

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