Holley first Tiger to go Crow

Abbey Holley's inclination to put her body on the line impressed the selectors, who picked her for the QRL Central Crows Crows team to play in the state finals.
Abbey Holley's inclination to put her body on the line impressed the selectors, who picked her for the QRL Central Crows Crows team to play in the state finals.

Junior Tenterfield Tiger Abbey Holley is climbing through the rugby league ranks, now gearing up to play in the QRL State Championship on the Sunshine Coast on June 29 to July 2 after a three-day training camp in Bundaberg in the lead-up.

Abbey had been selected in the under 14 years girls Warwick Chargers rep team and then the South West Mustangs, which played at the QRL Central Division Carnival over the weekend of June 3 and 4 in Gladstone.

Her selection there came as no surprise to David Landers, who is president of Warwick and District Junior Rugby League and was in Gladstone to see Abbey play.

“Her defence was outstanding,” he said.

“She really put her body in front of the other players, and I think that’s what impressed the selectors.”

Abbey Holley is the first Tenterfield Tiger to make a QRL Central Crows rep side.

Abbey Holley is the first Tenterfield Tiger to make a QRL Central Crows rep side.

Landers said while Abbey has played a lot of leaguetag she hasn’t played much league, making her selection even more impressive.

After her standout performance in Gladstone she was picked – along with fellow Chargers Katelyn Anderson of Goondiwindi and Tahnee Gilkison of Texas – for the QRL Central Crows side, making her the first player from Tenterfield to make a Crows side.