Gender Equality

Gender Equality

Rugby truly is a game for everyone, and the Melbourne Rebels are committed to growing the leadership, profile, and opportunities of Women at every level of Rugby.

Being the first club in the history of Super W to pay its players, the Club is proud to have been a trailblazer for female players across the country on the path to professionalism.

Having recently celebrated 25 years of Women’s Rugby in Victoria in 2022, the Club is excited about the future and continuing to elevate the status of women throughout our game.

Quilt Program

The Rebels and Rugby Victoria have committed to preventing sexism and gender inequality in the community, and making rugby a game for all.

The Quilt Program, an education and participation initiative, uses sport as the vehicle to prevent violence against women and children and aims to ensure that both women and children are not only safe, but respected and treated as equals. Quilt will involve initiatives that address the drivers of gender inequality as outlined in Change the Story, Australia’s national framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children.

The Quilt Program will follow a best practice ‘whole of sport’ approach with two streams of participation/ education program, and a club development/education framework. The Quilt Program runs in conjunction with key community cultural leaders. This approach will provide sustainable change to our community.