The satisfaction that former Black Fern Melodie Robinson derived from receiving the Kirk Award from the NZRPA for services to rugby at the end of last year was threefold.
First, David Kirk is something of a hero; second, it was recognition from her peers; and third, she didn’t even know she was nominated.
Yet, the award was anything but surprising. Robinson does the mahi: she is TVNZ’s general manager, sport and events, sits on World Rugby’s Rugby World Cup board for the women’s tournament that will be held in New Zealand this year, and is heavily involved in the community game at club and school level.
Read more at: https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/women-in-sport/127548058/tipping-point-melodie-robinson-opens-up-on-womens-rugby-female-leadership–and-her-future