Great Southern Game Development In Good Hands

Some exciting news for the growth of Rugby League in the Great Southern, with Shelley McLennan taking on the role of  NRL WA Assistant Game Development Officer for the Great Southern region.

Shelley will be working closely  with NRL WA South West Game Development Officer Angus Street to help grow the game in the Great Southern and bring more opportunities to our region starting with the League Stars program!!

Please let your school know about Shelley and we can organise a visit, for more information please contact


Meet Shelley McLennan pictured below  right with South West Dolphins player Kaelin Heremaia Phillips

I would like to take the time to introduce and let you know a few fun facts about myself.
  • • I have been in Albany for 12 years now but prior lived in Karratha and not so far up the road in Borden.
  • • I have just graduated university with a business degree focusing on sport management.
  • • I have my WWCC, held my senior first aid for 14 years, have completed the league safe certificate, harassment and discrimination course and child safe course.
  • • I have worked previously for the West Australian Football Commission as a development officer focusing on Auskick, school programs and female development.
  • • I also love my sport being involved on a variety of committees, and playing netball, touch football and currently play in the GSFLW for North Albany.
  • • As for my love for rugby league, I support the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Queensland Maroons.
  • • I have been to many games held in Perth watching the Bunnies, Warriors, Bulldogs, Australia, New Zealand and of course last years game 2 of origin!
I would say my greatest achievement to date is helping to establish the Great Southern Football League Womens competition, which is now in its third year, we currently have 6 teams and one draftee from Royals to the West Coast Eagles in Sophie McDonald.
I am very excited to start a new chapter of my life in the Rugby League community, helping to establish the Sea Dragons club which my partner play for currently, and assisting in developing the sport.
Primarily my focus will be on development of pathways and encouraging junior participation.
My aim is to reach primary and secondary school children by delivering sporting school clinics, and the introduction of the League Stars program. and starting some league tag competitions.
Please see the links below for additional information or feel free to give me a call on the number below.
Kids ask your teachers about getting me into your school to start your League Star journey!!
I will be working closely with NRL WA and the Sea Dragons to ensure that we all have a chance to play the great game of rugby league in the Great Southern.
Please feel free to either give me a call or send me email, if I can do anything to help this be a reality for you!