Veronica White Medallist Cherrington Stops In To Support WA Pathways

Kennedy Cherrington was recently crowned NRL Woman Of The Year, winning the Veronica White Medal. The Veronica White Medal is an award that recognises the incredible contributions that so many female rugby league players are making to their local communities and beyond. Criteria for the Veronica White Medal is in line with the Ken Stephen Medal, with the eventual female recipient having demonstrated their commitment to making a difference in their local community, whilst playing rugby league at an elite level throughout the year.

Rockingham Sharks Junior, Kennedy Cherrington proudly wears her Parramatta Eels colours on and off the field, as a symbol of her hard work, dedication and perseverance.

And before she takes off to the World Cup to represent the Australia Jillaroos, she dropped into NRL WA HQ to donate a portion of her winnings to NRL WA Pathways, a cause she has a huge desire to see grow. She has been a huge vocal supporter of our game, urging for an NRL and NRL W team out of the West.

Overcoming adversity as a child with a heart disease, Kennedy is committed to dedicating her time to give back to charities and organisations that helped her overcome heart disease, allowing her to play the game she loves- Rugby League. Kennedy proudly supports several charities and special fundraiser events. These include; Heart Kids Charity, “2 Feet and a Heartbeat” walk and a Superhero Day fundraiser as well as attending a telethon fundraiser for SweetHeart Day, single-handedly raising the most money.

As one of the highest profile NRLW players and Maori All Stars Representative player, Kennedy devotes a lot of time to social media platforms to use her profile to raise awareness for HeartKids.

Kennedy is a true role model to all, inspiring female players, Maori girls and children with illness to follow their dreams.