Congratulations to Silei Poluleuligaga who has been announced as the 2018 Ann Nicholson Award recipient! This award is presented to a community rugby member who has shown consistent support and provided outstanding services to Women’s Rugby in 2018.
Silei has had an illustrious playing career, representing Australia as a Buildcorp Wallaroos from 2006 to 2010 with back to back World Cup appearances. Silei has also had an impressive coaching career including:
- Coaching the Northern Panthers Rugby Union Club's Men's 2nd Division team to a Premiership
- Coaching the inaugural Victorian U18 Schoolgirls side this year to a 3rd place finish
- Developing our State 7s Youth Girls side in recent years
- Coaching the Uni Panthers side to numerous premierships in the Lindroth Cup
Along with these amazing accomplishments, Silei has been a fantastic advocate and pioneer for Women's Rugby in Victoria, nurturing the growth of the game in the state over the years. Well done Silei!