Sheree plays state ti­tles

Biggen­den mum of two young boys is chas­ing her dream for Ma­roons glory

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Erica Mur­ree

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.

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