Big move marks next stage of Reeghyn's career
REEGHYN Beardmore may be fresh out of high school, but the world is her oyster.
The proud St George rugby league product, Beardmore is moving to Toowoomba to pursue her dreams of playing the game she loves.
Last month, she attended the Queensland Academy of Sport's Under 18s camp in partnership with Queensland Rugby League, and this past weekend she was back east at the Gold Coast for an Elite Women's Rugby League Camp.
"These camps help develop our skills, so if we were wanting to step up then we would be able to,” she said.
Beardmore told the Beacon it was still her dream to pursue a football career in professional rugby league.
"That's what I'm working towards,” she said. "I'm just going to keep working hard, playing for rep teams and going on camp,” she said.
"At the camps, we go through skills and drills, ball work and also tackling technique. It's a great opportunity.” In addition to playing for the A-League Brisbane Rugby League Competition, Beardmore will also take up her new role as a game development officer with NRL, as well as refereeing. It's a big move from her home-town, but Beardmore said she was excited for all the opportunities Toowoomba would offer her. "I'll have greater access to training and I'll be able to really take it seriously. "It will be nice not having to drive so far.
"But I'll get home when I can, I'll be looking after Toowoomba, Warwick, Roma and their districts, so I hope to be heading out that way later this year.”
And Beardmore's message for young girls wanting to play rugby?
"Stick with it, keep trying. You have to work hard for what you want and eventually you will be rewarded.”