Sheree just loves her rugby league

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Erica Mur­ree erica.mur­ree@cnbtimes.com.au

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.

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