Sheree just loves her rugby league
RUGBY LEAGUE: Biggenden’s Sheree Jewess has been selected in the Central Crows emerging women’s team to play in the State Carnival being held at the Gold Coast from tomorrow.
This is the first year an emerging squad has been selected from the 47th Battalion carnival, which was played at Yeppoon.
Jewess said the emerging squad was a new program for up and coming players which enabled regional younger players to come forward and play more rep football.
“This prepares them for these tougher carnivals in which they can be selected in an emerging Queensland side or possibly Queensland,” she said.
Women’s rugby league is the fastest growing sport at the moment.
“The program will pave the way for younger players to guarantee the future of women’s rugby league.
“With so much talent within our region and state this program gives the girls an opportunity to showcase themselves and aspire to play for their country one day in the Jillaroos team.”
Jewess heads to the Gold Coast today and will train when she get there.
“This includes education and welfare sessions and jersey presentation,” she said.
“Tomorrow afternoon we play the South-East Queensland emerging team.”
Jewess started playing league in under-7s for Isis Devils Junior Football club with the boys.
She started playing in the women’s league competition in 2010. She has won three premierships and secured the Player of 2014 grand final Award.
Jewess is in her second season with the newly formed Isis Devils women’s team playing in the Bundaberg competition.
She said last season the team went down to her old team Brothers in the grand final.
Jewess loves the game as she enjoys the friendliness and meeting new people – and it’s fun.
“My boys love to watch me play,” she said.
Rugby league has come a
❝ My boys love to watch me play. — Sheree Jewess
long way since Jewess started playing.
“Particularly there is so much opportunity for young players,” she said.
Jewess juggles her busy daily routine to fit in training.
In her spare time she is president of the Biggenden Touch Football Club and has started a junior touch program for ages five to 12.
In recent weeks she and her personal trainer Kate Munro have helped organise a boot camp for Biggenden women at the Lions Park on Wednesdays.
“We are having four sessions from 2pm to 5pm for all fitness levels.”
HIGHER HONOURS: Sheree Jewess is playing in the State carnival at the Gold Coast tomorrow.