Fisher to shine in Sapphires

Norris was impressed with the effort of all players at the weekend training camp.

By Jessica McGrath (Burnett Today) and Michael Hillier (QRL Media)

An up-and-coming Burnett women’s rugby league star has earned her spot in the Harvey Norman Women’s National Championship next month.

Cherbourg’s Traevonnah Fisher has made the final cut for the 2022 Queensland Sapphires team which will go up against the Queensland Rubys in June.

After a recent weekend training camp in Brisbane, Queensland selectors finalised the state’s two under-19 teams, which were trimmed down to 20 players each.

Some of the state’s leading female talent trained under the watchful eye of Harvey Norman Queensland Maroons head coach Tahnee Norris inside the main stadium at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre.

Norris was impressed with the effort of all players and now looks forward to seeing how both teams perform at the national championships to be played at Pizzey Park on the Gold Coast from 9 to 12 June.

The 2022 championships will provide players with an opportunity to push for selection in the Harvey Norman Queensland Under-19 team to play New South Wales in the women’s State Of Origin clash.

Fisher has a promising chance of being selected for the overall state team.

The South Burnett player made her national debut with the 2021 Queensland Women’s Under-19 team as a winger last year on 25 June.

This year, Fisher signed on with the Wynnum Manly Seagulls, making her debut on 9 April 2022.

She also plays for the South Burnett Eagles women’s team and grew up playing for the Cherbourg Hornets.