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Dally M winner Raecene McGregor calls for name change of women's award

Max Sherry

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Dally M winner Raecene McGregor calls for name change of women's award

Raecene McGregor has backed the calls to change the name of the women's Dally M Medal winner

The prestigious ward is named after rugby league legend Dally Messenger, but McGregor - recently crowned the 2022 Dally M Medallist herself - believes the women's top gong should be changed to a female pioneer of the game.

"It'd be awesome if it would be," McGregor told Nine News.

"There's so many women out there that have paved the way for us to be where we are today."

There have been reports that the Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) was considering changing the name of the award to pay homage to Maggie Moloney, but McGregor admits she'd like to see a modern-day great like Ali Brigginshaw be honoured.

"She's always somebody that I really looked up to as a player and I've been really lucky to play with her. She's just taught me so many things moving forward in my career," McGregor said.

"I wouldn't say that her name wouldn't be tossed up for one of these awards later on."

Credit: Supplied/NRL
Credit: Supplied/NRL

It was recently announced that the NRLW would be handing out 12-month or multi-year contracts, giving our favourite players the job security they deserve while they continue to juggling their playing careers with full-time work.

"I'm really hoping we're full-time by the next five years," McGregor added.

"We're heading in the right direction.

"There's so many girls that work full-time. I'm one of them. It's really hard to go from work to training."

Featured Image Credit: Supplied/NRL

Topics: Australia, Rugby League, NRL

Max Sherry
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