Last weekend in Redcliff, Queensland, Matt provided his expertise working with the Victorian Under 19s and Open team at the Women’s NRL National Championship.
The tournament was a fantastic opportunity for the best of Victoria’s talented ladies to compete against the Australia’s best players, including the perennially strong rugby league states of Queensland and New South Wales.
The women put in a tremendous effort playing 4 games across the 4 days with a lot of tape used as a preventative measure on knees and ankles, concussion the most common injury amongst a thankfully small injury list. For Matt, a physiotherapist who has predominantly worked in the male elite sport system, this experience afforded a great insight into top level competition and Women’s Rugby.
Matt looks forward to seeing the continued improvement in the game in Victoria while seeing the sport grow with more women given the chance to represent their state at National level.