With the highly-anticipated 2022 NRLW season fast approaching, we caught up with the squad members to get to know them a little better.
We sat down with inaugural NRLW captain, Romy Teitzel, ahead of the campaign set to kick-off in August.
The versatile outside-back led the red and blue in its maiden campaign last season and created history after scoring the first try for the Knights.
Teitzel also recently skippered her hometown Club, the North Queensland Gold Stars, to a premiership win in Queensland's BMD Premiership and was named on the extended bench for the Queensland Maroons.
Name: Romy Teitzel
Position/s: Fullback, centre, second-row
Junior Club: No junior Club - played every other sport but rugby league
You’re journey in the game? Where have you played before?
My journey to the game was bit different, I didn't start playing league until I was about 15. Played a one time carnival when I was 15 and 16 and then didn't pick up a footy again until I was 19 in Townsville with the Western Lions. I was lucky enough to make Queensland Country the following year. I was picked up by the Brisbane Broncos in 2020 after playing for Wests Panthers in Brisbane. I've also played two competitions with the Gold Stars and now I'm with the Knights. I've also been named in the extended squad for the Queensland Maroons.
A Star Is Born
Best piece of advice you've received?
I think it's important, especially as athletes to be able to control what you can control. There is a lot of ups and downs in a sporting career, and it's important to look after yourself and control what you can.
Mission Beach, Queensland.
Who is most important to you?
My Mum and Dad. My dad is an ex-footballer and has had a bit of an influence on my football career, but I just look up to them in every aspect of my life.
Greatest on-field moment?
I've really enjoyed my time with the North Queensland Gold Stars and recently winning a competition in the BMD Premiership. A lot of local talent and the girls got an opportunity to showcase what they're made of. I think it really has put North Queensland on the map for women's rugby league.
Greatest off-field achievement?
I'm going to say it's in the future and it's when I finish my university degree. I'm studying secondary education to become a high-school teacher and I'm six years into a four year degree which is fine. But I think that is going to be my biggest achievement when I get there.
Any sporting heroes?
Like any other North Queensland kid, Johnathan Thurston or anyone apart of the Cowboys, was a huge influence on us, especially anyone that loves sport. They were huge inspirations and a big part of the North Queensland community.