Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

It's Not about Girl Power: It's Whether You Can Do the Job; Rocky Women Lead the Way in Breaking Traditional Stereotypes in Rugby League

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

It's Not about Girl Power: It's Whether You Can Do the Job; Rocky Women Lead the Way in Breaking Traditional Stereotypes in Rugby League

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Matty

Holdsworth

matty.holdsworth@capnews.com.au

Notable Women in League

Belinda Sleeman - Rocky's 50 game regular NRL touch judge

Carly Bell - Clermont Bears and Qld Women's second rower

Raelene Castle - first ever NRL CEO for the Bulldogs

Ruan Sims - Australia's Jillaroos captain

Yvonne Sampson - Face of Fox Sports NRL and journalist

SHE'S a rugby league trail blazer who broke the mould for the way Queensland Rugby League clubs are run.

When Dominique McGregor was appointed the Rockhampton Leagues Club CQ Capras CEO over 12 months ago, she became the first ever (and only) female CEO in the Intrust Super Cup.

The Capras and QRL celebrate women in league round today, adding an extra element to the contest.

Speaking from Browne Park, Dominique, with a touch of reluctance of having the spotlight on her, said she was happy to break the glass ceiling for women going forward.

"It is good generally for women in league but personally it hasn't really affected me," she said.

"I am not big on girl power, I am just like any other CEO in the game.

"Women are picking up roles all over the place in the game now and I am glad it was me to become the first. It is nice.

"I certainly don't believe I got the job because I was female but it is lovely to be acknowledged."

For Dominique, who said her motherly role multiplied by 30 when she signed on, she just wants men and women to be treated as one.

Not only does she believe the game is heading in a positive direction but also the Capras.

With the Gold Coast Titans move coming under her watch, the Barmaryee training facility move and others in the pipeline, her growing resume is building.

"You don't have to be a huge footy fan to do this job, it isn't the be all end all," she said.

"I'm just a Capras, Cowboys and Queensland fan. Not one who watched footy all day every day.

"That is where there is a change happening, the club knew I could focus on the business side of things and let Kim Williams worry about the on-field.

"But I'd like to think I've taken the club forward, I can't take credit for everything but we have fixed a lot of things for the future of the club. …

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