Veronica White Medal

Celebrating the unsung heroes of women's rugby league

For the first time, the NRL have introduced an equivalent to the Ken Stephen Medal for the NRL Holden Women's Premiership.

This new award will recognise the incredible contributions that so many female rugby league players are making to their local communities and beyond. 

Each of the four NRL clubs participating in the NRL Holden Women's Premiership will nominate one player based on their community efforts. 

Criteria for the Veronica White Medal is in line with the Ken Stephen Medal, with the eventual female recipient having demonstrated their commitment to making a difference in their local community, whilst playing rugby league at an elite level throughout the year.

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About Veronica White

Former Jillaroo and President of the Australian Women’s Rugby League, Veronica White has been confirmed as the naming recipient of the NRL’s new women’s rugby league community medal, joining the list of NRL Community Awards.

Ms White – a rugby league veteran of more than 20 years – has held numerous coaching and administrations roles within rugby league since 1993. 

Growing up playing rugby league in her backyard against her four brothers, White quickly gained a love for the game and was the first female player from Ipswich to represent Australia.

A judging panel, consisting of NRL and State representatives, made the final decision to name the medal after Veronica, following more than 60 nominations being whittled down to a short-list of 25 finalists.