For this month's Women in Focus feature Wests Tigers sat down with the club's Sports Scientist, Greta Conlan.
Tell us about your role?
I monitor players wellbeing and training loads which is done through a subjective questionnaire, GPS tracking of their physical condition, as well as monitoring their testing results each morning. As a team we develop interventions to make the players ready for training. Day to day I will monitor players workloads live during their training sessions and games. Small parts of my role also include monitoring hydration status' through urine sampling, supplementation and managing our internship program.
How did you get involved in Rugby League?
I was fortunate enough to do an internship in rugby league whilst studying my Masters in High Performance Sport.
What do you love about working in Rugby League?
I love the excitement around game day when everything you've worked for during the week comes together. I love the family feel of the club, and that everyone has a desire to work hard together to achieve the same goal.
What would be your advice to any women interested in a career in Rugby League?
If you are interested in a career path in sport, make sure you apply yourself to get the knowledge and the skillset for the chosen career. Ensure you have a role in mind, and work out the necessary steps to achieve that goal. For me I knew I wanted to become a sport scientist, I wasn't phased by what sport, but I knew the steps I had to take to get to where I wanted to be. Don't be afraid of hard work or set backs.