League dream ahead of bubs
STAR Jillaroos second- rower Kezie Apps says she is putting off starting a family in the hope she will be able to play in a national women’s rugby league competition.
The NRL has worked on growing the women’s game from the bottom up and refuses to rush into an elite level league.
But Apps is optimistic the women’s World Cup at the end of the year will bring forward serious talks of a formalised national women’s competition.
Sacrifice has never been an issue for Apps, who made six- hour trips from her hometown of Bega to play in Wollongong.
Apps has been with her fiance Craig Dunham for 11 years and engaged for four. At 26, she is ready to shelve baby plans to be part of a national league.
“I really want to hold off. I’m getting old, I’m 26. It’s hard for females. I want to have kids and start a family,” Apps said.
She said the women’s World Cup, which starts on November 16, would be a chance to showcase how far the women’s game has come and make a professional competition a realistic option.