Sport for Women

Jessica Palmer

Type: Player/Athlete
Sports: Rugby Sevens
Location: Australia

Top 100 Sportswomen Nomination

Jess first became involved in Rugby League as a Junior Development Officer for North Sydney. She has always been a focused advocate for women and girls being involved in rugby league at all levels. Jess's passion and enthusiasm for this game is infectious

- Josephine Ng

Jessica Palmer in the News

Q & A

Greatest sporting achievement: Rugby League World Cup 2008 / Suncorp Stadium, Australia

Greatest achievement off the field: Being a role model to younger players through playing, coaching and developing Rugby League.

Who is your sporting heroine? As a young kid I loved Layne Beachley!

How many hours per week to you train/exercise? I’m a little crazy when it comes to training and exercise I love it! Anywhere between 10 – 20 hrs per week.

What kind of diet or nutrition plan are you on? No diet as such. I have always followed a healthy nutritious eating plan.

What do you love about your sport? I love the physical, mental, competitiveness and tactical components of the game. I also love the friendships, sportsmanship and opportunities to travel the world.

If you could change something about your sport, what would it be? I would love to see more girls/women involved in the game. Also more exposure and media coverage.

What motivates you? The desire to be the very best!

Do you have a profession outside of your sport? I’m an Australian Rugby League Development Officer.

Three words that describe you: Determined, Passionate and Energetic!

If I wanted to play your sport, what advice would you give me? Don’t be scared! Rugby League is a very physical and rewarding game.

Jessica Palmer Supports Sport for Women Day