Women in Sport Leadership program

The NSWRL is offering NSW sporting organisations the opportunity to participate in a proven professional development program, Women in Sport Leadership, which is aimed at women in coaching and administration roles.

This innovative professional development program is being offered in conjunction with UNE Partnerships, the registered training organisation of the University of New England (UNE). Developed in consultation with senior players and coaches and the NSWRL, the program recognises the barriers which women face in achieving leadership roles across elite sports and offers an innovative training initiative to support the career development of these women.

The 2022 program has received NSW Government funding with a Her Sport Her Way grant enabling the NSWRL to offer other NSW sporting organisations a $2500 scholarship for participants at no cost to the organisation or participant. Enrolment is capped at 20 participants.

The program will be run on-line over 20 weeks from 1 September 2022 to 16 January 2023, and includes four face-to-face workshops at the NSWRL’s Centre of Excellence at Sydney Olympic Park.

Participants will complete two Diploma and Certificate-level modules, BSBPEF502 Develop emotional intelligence, and BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace. These units will give them credit towards entry to a Diploma or Certificate IV in Leadership and Management should they wish to pursue further studies.

To register in the program, please contact Tracie Edmondson at tedmondson@nswrl.com.au by 22 August 2022.