True Legends of the Game
Behind every strong man is an even stronger woman
On July 21st, when the Sydney Roosters ran out onto the pitch for their game against the Newcastle Knights, each player was wearing a very special jersey.
On that night, where the Steggles logo usually proudly sits, each Roosters jersey featured the name of the woman who has played the most significant role in that player’s life.
Some players choose to honour their mother, some their grandmother, and others their wife or partner.
To recognise and reward the crucial roles these women have played, and continue to play, in shaping the lives of these young athletes, join us in celebrating the true legends of the game: the women in league.
Behind every strong man is an even stronger woman. Steggles wanted to celebrate the true legends behind the game. Find out more about women behind the players you know and love here.
Sondra Matterson: Ryan's mother
Jodie Watson: Connor's mother
Dianne Keary: Luke's mother
Jeanette Evans: Kane's mother
Laura Aubusson: Mitch's wife
Terri Pearce: Mitchell's mother
Professional sport is about the toughest, the most resilient - but what happens behind the scenes is a secret. The truth is, behind every strong man is an even stronger woman. Watch the Roosters players talk about the important females in their lives.