The Cowgirls celebrate their 16-12 win over the Blackwater Crushettes earlier this season.
The Cowgirls celebrate their 16-12 win over the Blackwater Crushettes earlier this season.

Emerald Cowgirls star Kailah Rogers in it for love

ARGUABLY no player in rugby league goes the length for their team more than Emerald Cowgirls star Kailah Rogers.

Rogers hails from Longreach and for the past two seasons has kitted up with the Cowgirls, meaning an 800-plus kilometre round trip and eight hours in the car, just for training and games. All for the love of the game.

Her dedication and simply her desire to play rugby league won her selection for the Central Highlands women's representative team and Central Crows rep team.

"However at the end of the day because I get to play the game I love, it makes it that much easier.

"I just get in the car and drive.

"I spend a lot of weekends away from my partner, family and friends, but that's what you have to do in regional areas to be able to do the things you love."

In their debut season of Central Highlands rugby league, the Cowgirls failed to win a game but Rogers turned up committed and ready to play.

She was there for their first win as a team, a dog-fight over the Blackwater Crushettes.

"It was amazing, the girls played so well and we just hung in their to get the win," the utility-back explained of the cherished victory.

"We had come close before but not got the job done, so it was unreal.

"The competition out here is fantastic."

Kailah and her teammates take on the Dysart Bulls ladies at her "home" ground, McIndoe Park on August 6, 5.30pm.


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