Caitlan Johnston named to the Jillaroos

For 2018 scholarship recipient Caitlan Johnston one of her dreams has been realized. In October 18-year old Caitlan was named the 18th player for the Jillaroos, the Australian women’s Rugby League team.

From the Newcastle Herald: “Jamie [Feeney] said to me, you’ve always got to have goals. If you don’t set them you won’t achieve them,” Johnston said.

“I took that in mind and I thought I should actually set myself some goals. The original one was {Indigenous] All Stars and when I made that [in February] I was stoked.”

She kicked off her footy career aged 11, playing with the boys at Windale. Since then Johnston, the fourth of six siblings who finished high school earlier this year and works in child care, has bounced between Oztag, CRL Women’s Nines, Nations of Origin, Ladies League Tag for Lakes and the annual Indigenous Knockout with Mindaribba.

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