nib Newcastle Knights NRLW player, Kayla Romaniuk has been nominated for the 2023 Veronica White Medal for her commitment to benefiting women in sport in regional areas.
The criteria for the Veronica White Medal, is akin to the Ken Stephen Medal, with the recipients being recognised for their community commitment; whilst playing elite level rugby league.
Romaniuk puts the icing on the cake
The Kurri Kurri Junior and inaugural NRLW prop, remains strongly connected to her local Club. Earlier this year, Romaniuk donated $5,000 towards new equipment such as headgear, shoulder pads and shorts. Vote for Kayla
Additionally, Kayla continues to promote women's sport from the grass roots, through mentoring and skills sharing at Kurri Kurri Minor Rugby League Club's training sessions. This has been profound in the growth, development and confidence of these players.
Romaniuk also attended her local Club's 'Come and Try Day' where her presence influenced over 40 young girls to participate in the session. This provided them with a positive introduction to Rugby League and inspired them to embrace the sport as a career prospect.
Further away from home, Kayla participated in the Girls Day Out program in Tamworth, which encouraged girls and women to further develop their skills in a fun welcoming environment.
Kayla was alongside a number of female athletes from NRLW, AFL, and Soccer to deliver an engaging session that aimed to inspire girls to try something new. Read more.
More recently, Romaniuk visited Wellington, NSW to deliver Rugby League clinics at local schools, alongside our full NRLW squad.
This experience showcased her ongoing priority to develop talent amongst youth in regional areas. Vote here.