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Australian Jillaroos celebrate winning the World Cup.

Australia’s World Cup winning Jillaroos have been nominated in the third annual Women’s Health’s ‘I Support Women In Sport’ campaign awards and all supporters of the game and women’s Rugby League are urged to vote for their national team.

After breaking New Zealand’s 13 year reign winning the Rugby League World Cup, members of the team Captain Karyn Murphy and rising star Emma Tonegato have been nominated in two separate categories, while the squad has been recognised for the team’s historic effort.

“What our Jillaroos achieved this year has been an outstanding effort that the entire Rugby League community should be proud of,” NRL Chief Executive Mr Dave Smith said.

“The World Cup winning Jillaroos are fantastic role models for women and girls who are thinking about becoming involved in our game.

“I was fortunate to share part of their journey with them and they have continued to promote the women’s game through participation in our major events and supporting local competitions.

“I have taken the opportunity to vote for the Jillaroos who have been nominated for these awards and I encourage all Rugby League fans and supporters to do the same.”

The Jillaroos have been nominated in the following categories;

  • One to Watch

Emma Tonegato, Rugby League (Wollongong, NSW)

  • Leadership Legend

Jillaroos Captain Karyn Murphy, Rugby League (QLD)

  • Moment of the Year

Jillaroos, Rugby League World Cup Win

  • A-Team of the Year

Jillaroos, Rugby League

“Women’s Rugby League has seen some great achievement’s this year,” Jillaroos Head Coach Mr Paul Dyer said.

“These women are incredibly humble and we need to make sure the world knows just what they have done for women’s Rugby League by voting for them.

“This may be our Captain Karyn Murphy’s last year on the field so we need to make sure she she’s it out in style.”

 To cast your vote, visit: Voting is open until September 15, 2013.

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