Australian rugby player Ali Brigginshaw shared a passionate kiss with her partner to celebrate the Grand Final victory.
The lesbian halfback and Brisbane Broncos’ National Rugby League Women’s Premiership (NRLW) captain led her team to their first ever big triumph.
The Broncos, in fact, beat the Sydney Roosters and went on to win the first NRLW trophy on 30 September.
After the match, Brigginshaw sealed the historical title and kissed her partner Kate Daly who was sitting on the bleachers. The two shared a romantic and intimate moment in front of a 16,214-strong crowd and nation-wide television audience.
‘She’s the person I love’
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‘I’ve never been one to hide my affection. She’s the person I love. I have her here and I’m not going to say, “I can’t show you affection at the game,”‘ Brigginshaw said.
‘Kate is the reason why I train hard; my family is a reason I train hard, and I go up and give them a big hug and a kiss and that doesn’t mean any different to when I go up and give her a kiss.’
‘It’s hard being away playing rugby league all the time, I’m away from home a lot, but having her here today allows her to see how hard I work. I told her I had just one more job to do, and that was to win the grand final.’
The rugby star wants to help young girls to accept themselves
Brigginshaw said her kiss was also a desire to show some young girls it’s OK to be true to themselves.
‘Also, little girls might grow up to love the same sex, and I want them to see they don’t need to be ashamed of it. I walk around the street holding Kate’s hand because I’m not ashamed of it.’