Sheree plays state titles
Biggenden mum of two young boys is chasing her dream for Maroons glory
A DREAM may come true in the coming days for Biggenden’s Sheree Jewess to wear the maroon jersey and represent her state in women’s rugby league.
The mum of two young sons, Ryan and Ryley, gained selection in the Central Division team to play at the Gold Coast from today until Sunday.
At the 47th Battalion at Roma last month, Sheree played in the Bundaberg Bears women’s A-grade, team taking on other teams from Sunshine Coast and Gladstone over two days.
Sheree said from the three teams that play in the Bundaberg competition a team of 19 women were selected to play at Roma.
The Bundaberg Bears won their first game against Capra’s.
Sheree said it was a quite a surprise for her to be named player of the match.
The 25-year-old said the competition was tough. She also said the women’s league was growing, with one extra team joining this year’s competition.
“Having a long drive home, the Bundaberg teams left before selections were made official,” she said.
“I was stoked to get a message from one of my mates congratulating me on being the only Bundaberg
Quite frankly I didn’t think I would stand a chance at being selected Sheree Jewess
player making the Central Division.”
Sheree said there were some extremely talented ladies playing at Roma.
“Quite frankly I didn’t think I would stand a chance at being selected,” she said.
As the women for the Central Division team are widespread, Sheree’s coach leading up to the state titles sent the players a message with that week’s training regime which had to be timed.
On top of that Sheree had her regular club training and her own training when she had time.
She also had a training session with the Central Division team at Caloundra.
At the carnival Sheree will play mainly prop and if need be slot back into second row.
Unlike the men, women’s games are played in two 30 minute halves
During the carnival Sheree is being supported by her parents Gary and Dian Beddows from the sideline.