Airdate: WAG Nation

WAG Nation, Foxtel’s Reality series about the “wives and girlfriends” of sports stars, will finally hit screens next month.

As a local answer to the US Real Housewives franchise it will include “shoe designer Terry Biviano, wife of NRL Sydney Roosters player Anthony Minichiello; event planner Lynette Bolton, wife of AFL Sydney Swans player Jude Bolton; promotions manager Jana Peterson, long-term girlfriend of NRL Cronulla Sharks player John Williams; fashion boutique owner Jackie Spong, wife of AFL Carlton Blues player Jarrad Waite; and model/flight attendant Chantelle Raleigh, then girlfriend of NBL Gold Coast Blaze player Adam Gibson.”

The show has taken so long to reach screens Raleigh is no longer attached to Gibson (does that make her a WAX?).

Presumably her break-up last June will also form part of the show.

The 10-part series takes a voyeuristic look into the lives of these five glamorous women as they juggle life and love with a fast-paced social calendar packed with launch events, fund-raising galas, movie premieres, front row seats at Fashion Week and sporting sidelines.

But behind all the glitz and glamour, these women are just the same as everyone else. Viewers will watch as they cope with the daily pressures of maintaining a successful relationship, the stress of managing their own careers and the disagreements that often come with trying to sustain the work-life balance with the a high profile sportsman.

And then there are the highs and lows of supporting a professional sporting career, including the ever present threat of injury that could spell the end of their partner’s livelihood.

Over the course of the series, our five WAGS will prove that the stereotypical view of who and what a WAG is can often be way off the mark. They are driven and ambitious women who are chasing and realising their own dreams and goals, while helping their partner with his. Ultimately, they will show everyone there is far more to each of them than the label “WAG”.

WAG Nation is a new format created and produced by Shine Australia for FOXTEL. 

Wednesday, April 18 at 9.30pm on Arena.


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