Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Meet the Women Breaking Barriers; Seven Central Highlands' Players Make the Crows Side after Dominant 47th Battalion Shield

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Meet the Women Breaking Barriers; Seven Central Highlands' Players Make the Crows Side after Dominant 47th Battalion Shield

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Byline: Matty Holdsworth matty.holdsworth@capnews.com.au

Central Crows Women

Lana Sheedy

Chelsea Baker (CQ Capras)

Steff Gallagher

Cody House (CQ Capras)

Kailah Rogers (Central Highlands)

Tegan Rolfe (Central Highlands)

Courtney Lockwood

Ellie Waters (Central Highlands)

Sarah Walker

Carly Bell

Annette Brander

Emily McMurdee

Sam Beasant

Amy Bock

Kiri Samson (Central Highlands)

Mariah Storch (Central Highlands)

Sheree Jewess

Chloe Ramsay (Central Highlands)

Sarah Field (CQ Capras)

THERE'S a storm brewing in rugby league and it's been building for a while. The ladies of the Central Highlands league are turning heads and catching the state best players in their talented maelstrom.

A total of seven ladies from various CH clubs were selected in the Central Crows outfit following an impressive return to the 47th Battalion Shield in Roma over the weekend.

The ladies were defeated in the final but clearly in their pool matches they did enough to warrant a selection stranglehold.

Kailah Rogers, Tegan Rolfe, Ellie Waters, Carly Bell, Kiri Samson, Mariah Storch and Chloe Ramsay won themselves selection, joining Central Queensland Capras' representatives Chelsea Baker, Cody House and Sarah Field.

The girls embarked on a five-month pre-season specially designed for the carnival. Under the watchful eye of ex-Maroon and Australian player Alan McIndoe, the ladies have thrived.

"It's been an unbelievable two year journey, the girls were absolutely phenomenal, it's paying dividends," McIndoe explained.

"I am extremely proud, we got two in Crows last year and seven this time. It says a lot. It also speaks very highly of the ones who missed out; they enhanced the girl's opportunities. It is a squad effort and they need a pat on the back.

"We were getting accolades from the QRL hierarchy. They were astounded with the structure, game play, the patterns and how we played like a professional outfit."

CH led 4-0 over the Sunshine Coast in the final for more than half of the encounter and McIndoe said they defended like warriors. …

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