Far North star to make her mark in indigenous women's rugby
ASHLEIGH Singleton wouldn't be surprised if emotion gets the better of her when she runs out for the Indigenous women's rugby league team at Suncorp Stadium on February 9.
The 25-year-old played in last year's match against the women's All Stars at Skilled Park and admits tears rolled down her cheeks when she emerged from the tunnel with her teammates.
"I couldn't really explain what I was feeling," Singleton said of the moment.
"When I ran out I had tears in my eyes and I'll probably have tears in my eyes again.
"You're out there with your sisters and you're not just representing yourself.
"You're also representing your town, your family and your people."
Adding to the occasion is the fact the game, which is a curtain-raiser to the men's All Stars clash, will be Singleton's first visit to Suncorp Stadium, rugby league's most hallowed turf.
"There'll be a lot of girls out there who have represented Queensland and NSW who have played on that bit of grass before," Singleton said.
"They do say there's something different about it. You do feel something when you run out."
Singleton isn't the only Far Northerner in the Indigenous team, with Bianca Ambrum (Innisfail), Sarah Sailor (Inijoo) and Elsja Mosby (Inijoo) also included in the 20-player squad.
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