Super W is four weeks into its inaugural season and for Wallaroo Ash Hewson it has been a long time coming.

Hewson is a veteran of rugby union having played for the last 10 years and never thought she would have the chance to play in a domestic female competition.

"To see how far it has come, it's getting to a point where we can mix it with the best teams in the world," she said.

"In terms of seeing potential in this competition, Fox Sports is leading that and with our bid for the World Cup, playing these games, having this exposure and having this pathway now it is only going to make us more successful," Hewson said. 

For Simona De Silvestro, became the first full-time female driver in the Australia Supercars Championship with Nissan in 2017. 

In 2015, the Swiss-born driver was part of the first all-female team entry at Mount Panorama since Melinda Price and Kerryn Brewer in 1998.

"I think Australia is one of the first countries I am seeing that is pushing the women's side and that is great to see," she said. 

"It is a great platform to inspire that anything is possible and for myself, I never looked at it as I can't do it because it's mostly boys racing.

"It is great to see an event like this, to have the support and I think Australia and Fox Sports are doing a good job with this," De Silvestro said. 

The announcement also included detail about funding to the tune of $7 million dollars per year over four years. 

A huge investment and a great opportunity not only for these sportswomen to showcase their abilities but also to contribute significantly to the growth of female sports participation.

With a group of young girls in attendance at the event, as well as school children walking up to Parliament House during a photo shoot, their excitement was enormous.

Several of them vocalised their awe in seeing a Matilda and there was also great pleasure and pride from the parents amongst them to know the opportunities that lie in waiting.