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Wests Tigers Women in Focus: Danielle Mace

Get to know some of the women behind the scenes at Wests Tigers.

Danielle Mace – Football Operations Assistant

Tell us about your role?
My role at the Wests Tigers is Football Operations Assistant. It has a variety of areas that it covers including; player scheduling, travel and accommodation bookings, NRL compliance, and assisting our GM of Football and Head Coach.

How did you get involved in Rugby League?
When I was younger, I lived next door to Nathan Hindmarsh and his wife Bonnie, while Nathan played Bonnie worked in an operational role at the Parramatta Eels.

After volunteering with Bonnie at the Eels gamedays, I was very interested in a career in football.
I eventually started in Rugby League whilst I was at school, working at the Parramatta Eels in their Merchandise shop casually on game days, I then progressed into a full time Membership Assistant Role.
In 2014 I joined the Wests Tigers in my current role.

What do you love about working in Rugby League?
Rugby League is a great game to work in and be involved in from grassroots to elite teams, the executive team and our many programs it is filled with hard working people who are making great impact across the game and the community.

What would be your advice to any women interested in a career in Rugby League?
Football has an unique "team-like" environment that is hard to find in other industries.

If you are looking to work in football then I would seek intern/volunteer opportunities and experience all that rugby league has to offer, there is also a lot of room to move within this industry, I would encourage any women wanting work in the Rugby League, my time in the NRL has given me the chance to experience and learn so many different skills.