Wyong Leagues Group employee and sports star, Sarah Dimech, has been acknowledged by New South Wales Minister for Gaming Racing and Minister for the Central Coast David Harris for her sporting endeavours and work in the community.
Employed by the Wyong Leagues Group in the dual role of Group Compliance Officer and Rugby League Development Officer, when Dimech isn’t ensuring that the Group meets its obligations with regulations, she is tirelessly conducting coaching clinics at the many schools within the Wyong region.
Dimech is also the Captain of the Wyong Roos Women’s side and has a long list of accolades. She was recognised as Female Player of the Year last season, and has represented Central Coast Roosters, NSW Country, and the national women’s side of Malta. Dimech is currently aiming for a spot in the NRLW.
“I want to achieve as much as I possibly can in the game, and playing at the highest level is the goal so the next step for me would be to play in the NRLW. I have been really fortunate to be able to find myself in a role where I can develop my professional career path and pursue my sporting ambitions all at the same time, thanks to the Wyong Leagues Group,” she stated.
In written community recognition statement entered into the Legislative Assembly Hansard, Minister Harris recognised Dimech’s achievements.
“Congratulations to Wyong Roos player Sarah Dimech from Charmhaven who was presented Female Player of the Year at the Club’s Senior Presentation on 22 September. Sarah is part of that generation of female players forcibly retired from tackle rugby league at the age of 12 years. Sarah was a member of the Roos League Tag team which won the 2019 Premiership though she was rehabbing from a ruptured ACL come Grand Final Day. The Club first entered an Open Women’s Tackle team in the Newcastle Hunter A Division in Season 2022. Sarah was an important part of that team which qualified for the Finals, then went on to skipper the 2023 squad which again made the Finals.
“Sarah has represented NSW Country in the National Championships and Central Coast Roosters in the Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership. In 2023 Sarah played 25 matches across all competitions and selection also beckons for Malta in the 2025 World Cup to be staged in France. I wish Sarah all the best in her sporting endeavours.”
Wyong Leagues Group CEO Ben Coghlan also sang Dimech’s praises.
“Sarah is an outstanding ambassador for our organisation whether in the office or out on the field, she approaches her roles with the same level of passion and commitment.”
Wyong Roos has had Women’s Rugby League as a core part of its growth strategy for several years and has achieved solid growth because of this focus. Currently there are 70 girls participating in the junior ranks, where they field sides in the 13, 15, 17 and open divisions. The Roos are the only club to be able to do so in the region.