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Introducing Natasha Rigby and Ange Stannett

We are delighted to announce two new athletes joining Workplace Law’s Female Champions program.

We are delighted to announce two new athletes joining Workplace Law’s Female Champions program.

Natasha(“Tash”) Rigby
Perth Glory, Captain and Defender
Why Natasha?

In making this announcement, Workplace Law CEO, Shane Koelmeyer said:

“Having spent time talking to Natasha over the last few years, it became evident that she deserved our support and to become one of our Female Champions. She has a relentlessly positive and happy attitude which is just infectious. 

From her interactions with her teammates, their thoughts about her, to her chosen career outside of football,Natasha has shown herself to be a caring and selfless person – two traits of the very best leaders. 

We believe in empowering athletes to take control of their careers on/off the field so we will provide Natasha with our professional support so she can do just that.”

On the Field

This is Natasha’s fifth season for Perth Glory’s W-league team and second year as team captain. Last year, she played her 50th consecutive game in a row which is now a league record. In 2020, Natasha has also been called into a national camp to trial for the Matildas in the lead up to the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

On what she hopes her footballing legacy will be, Natasha said:

“To leave the game better than we found it by paving a way forward through fighting for equality in women’s sport. This looks like equal opportunities, increased wages, support and promotion of female athletes. To be a role model for young women and girls playing sport by modelling aspirational behaviours."

When asked what her most memorable sporting moment is so far, she said:

“Being awarded the Perth Glory captaincy last year. It is such an honour to be able to lead such an inspiring and empowering group of women. I love leading by example with positivity, empathy and resilience."

Away from the Field

Natasha works for the Department of Justice as a recreation officer in women’s correctional facilities. Her role involves developing and implementing programs that will assist in the rehabilitation and reintegration of the women back into society.The programs are broad in range, everything from art therapy, to song writing to boxing and yoga.

Workplace Law's sponsorship

“It means so much.Workplace Law, Shane and Athena have been so incredibly wonderful since the very beginning. They are incredible people with a very inspiring vision. I am so grateful to be a part of the family. The support they have already provided has been so great and so I am very excited to see how this sponsorship will further develop and grow. I am honoured to be associated with such a forward thinking and positive organisation.”

How to follow Natasha's Journey

Instagram @tashrigby__

Angelique(“Ange”) Stannett
AFLW - Fremantle Dockers,Defender
Why Ange?

In making this announcement, Workplace Law CEO, Shane Koelmeyer said:

“Ange has a strong commitment to excellence when it comes to her footy career,to her personal training business and to how she lives her life.

Her work ethic is something all athletes and professionals can learn from –there is no sense of entitlement with Ange and she will play a valuable role in passing on that mindset to others.

We will provide Ange with our professional support so she can succeed not just on the field but more importantly with her own business and career as a Personal Trainer – we want Ange to be living proof that athletes are capable of playing at the highest level while building a career off the field."

On the field

Ange began her journey playing for the U15-17’s in the State Girls Soccer Team and then on to debut for Perth Glory in both the 2015/16 season, going back to play for a second season in 2016/17.

Fremantle Dockers AFLW drafted Ange in the 2018 rookie signing period and she debuted in Round 1 against Melbourne in 2019. Ange placed in the Top 10 in best and fairest for the Dockers in 2019 and, when she returned again in 2020,placed in the Top 5.

To date, Ange’s most memorable sporting moment was in the first AFLW Derby against the West Coast Eagles in front of 33,000 people.

Ange’s professional sporting goal is to win a premiership with Fremantle in the 2021 season. Ange said she would like to continue to do her part in growing the game and to do her best to leave it in a better place for the athletes that come through.

Away from the field

When not playing or training for her AFLW team, Ange is working hard growing her own business, Ange Stannett Personal Training. Ange is passionate about helping people to live a healthy lifestyle and to feel happy about who they are on the inside and outside.

On Workplace Law's sponsorship

“I see Workplace Law’s sponsorship as an extremely exciting opportunity to learn and grow as a person,a young professional and as an athlete. The passion that Shane, Athena and the team at Workplace Law have for empowering athletes is incredible.

This sponsorship to me, symbolises a step towards a better future for female athletes across Australia. A future where we have a voice, the knowledge and the confidence to navigate our own professional lives and where we have the support and resources to truly be our best, both on and off the field."

Howto follow Ange's Journey

Instagram @angestannett & @angestannett_pt

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