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NQ Game Development Manager at NRL/Former Player

Born and raised in Mackay, QLD, Renae Kunst represented Queensland and Australia, playing for the Maroons and Jillaroos since 2007 and 2008 respectively before retiring from professional rugby league in 2017.  


Renae became an NRL Ambassador in 2015 complementing her work as a Voice against Violence and NRL Game Development Manager where she implements the delivery of participation and community programs across North QLD.

As a Community Program Deliverer, Renae is passionate about mental health and proof that a positive mindset can assist in being your best possible self.

"I love that I am am able to have a positive impact in peoples lives, to offer support when needed and encourage our younger generation of the importance and benefits of being engaged in sport and community."

"The thing I am most grateful for in my chosen sport that I continue to work in, is no matter your shape, size, gender or identity, I have seen and experienced through commitment to training body and mind that anything is possible. Granted, not everyone will get to represent their country, but the mental skills and framework I learnt in sport, plays a huge part in how I continue to live a happy and healthy life."

Renae is a true inspiration to women in sport and continues to inspire others to reach their full potential in all aspects of their life. 

Renae lives in Mackay with her daughter, Isabella.


Seeking help if you are affected.

If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental well-being, please contact the appropriate group on our Important Links page and you can start your journey to recovery. 

Downloading the TUFMINDS App will also help to build mental resilience.

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