I’m so happy and proud of myself for the fact tht I have the opportunity to play Rugby for my city. The only down side to being a female rugby player-since we don’t draw in enough crowds and the womens divisions aren’t as popular ALL female teams are not paid therefore although we do the same work, play the same games, are televised, and win the same titles we aren’t technically a “professional” team. Professional means we get paid to do so. Unfortunately for females the only way we make money playing is to get endorsement deals or to be sponsored by a company. So people ask me wen I say I tht I play for the city how much I’m getting paid. Currently we are sponsored by two companies so yes I currently am getting a little cash by playing. Not baller status but enough to call myself a professional athlete. Getting individually sponsored by a company would be ideal and b my dream cuz I’d b making bank. But until then I’ll continue to play, travel nationally, love my team, take pride in playing, and love life. Who knows maybe one day soon Rugby will continue to grow and the womens division will become like the men’s league and we’ll b a paid league. Although we’ll probably end up getting paid the same as WNBA players.