by Laura Telford
League: Local league superstar Reeghyn Beardmore has been selected to be part of the Central Crows representative side to compete at the highest level possible in her under-16 age group.
Travelling to Gladstone for the QRL central division trials with her team the Mustangs along with Lockie Pollock, Beau Petfield and Tayla McDougall, Beardmore was the only St George local picked to continue playing with the Central Crows representative side at games later this month in Bundaberg and on the Sunshine Coast.
At 16, Beardmore has done more than many do in a lifetime, having travelled to New Zealand to play, as well as playing women well above her age and refereeing games of all grades in St George, but she said playing league in some form was something she was always going to do.
"I have been playing since I was five years old. I have grown up watching my older brothers play. The friends I have made and the people I have met are great,” Beardmore said.
"I am also a qualified referee with Roma and District.”
The Central Crows team is the highest level Beardmore can play for in her age group. She was selected for the same team and age group last year when she played in Toowoomba and said nothing would stop her.
"I want to keep playing as long and as competitively as I can.”
Beardmore will travel to Bundaberg for a training camp on June 26 before beginning games on the Sunshine Coast on June 29.