WOMEN IN LEAGUE
This dinner was held to recognise and thank the women involved in Rugby League. One Community Ambassadors Nathan Hindmarsh, Petero Civoniceva and Alan Tongue talked about how much involvement and influence their mums had on the football careers from when they were young driving then to training and games, supporting them when things weren't going so great and giving them that no so gentle nudge when things were tough to encourage them to keep going and chase their dreams. All these players went on the achieve at the game with not only the support of their mums but also the support of partners.
The evening started with drinks and finger food on the verandah where all mingled, reaquainted with each other and many getting a rare opportunity to meet others who enjoy being involved in this great game.
The panel consisiting of Nathan and Bonnie Hindmarsh and Petero and Bonnie Civoniceva was entertaining and again both Nathan and Petero acknowledging their partners support and without such how much more difficult it would have been for them to enjoy and succeed in the game.
It was great to see so many men come along as well to show their support and recognise the involvement of women and how much it means to clubs.
The evening finished with indulgent and decadent colourful desserts with the display of these and the many pink lollies spectacular.
There are many changes happening in league and one of the significant ones is the role women are playing in league. The involvement is anything from canteen ladies to Presidents of leagues and beyond and will continue to grow. East Coast Dolphins Region supports and encourages women in league and greatly acknowledges the benefits and prespectives that women bring to the league.
To all ladies of the East Coast Region Leagues, thank you for your continued involvement and to all mums wishing to a very happy mothers day.