Caitlan Johnston is quickly caving a name for herself in Women’s Rugby League.
This Central Coast Rooster from the Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership is only 19 but has already represented her state in the NSW Women’s Under 18s, her country after being named in the 2019 Jillaroo squad, and her culture in the Indigenous All Stars game.
Now, she is chasing a call-up in the NSW team for the Women’s Origin match in November and having already proven herself in the interstate arena after claiming Player of the Match in last year’s NSW Under 18s defeat of Queensland, she is definitely in with a good chance.
“Playing 18s (last year) was awesome, but this (seniors) would be even better,” Johnston told the Newcastle Herald. “Hopefully I get the call up.”
Her Central Coast Roosters captain and NSW centre Isabelle Kelly has nothing but praise for the young talent.
“Caitlan is just a workhorse,” Kelly told NSWRL.com
“She’s very aggressive in attack, in defence and really strong in the middle.”
The prop has aided Central Coast Roosters in remaining undefeated in the first three rounds of the Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership through her tough work in the middle, even scoring the opening try in their 20-4 defeat against the Wests Tigers on the weekend.
After tasting Grand Final success with the CRL Newcastle side last year, there’s no doubt that Johnston will be chasing premiership glory again but this time in a Central Coast jersey.