Therese Aiton, sister of former NRL player Paul Aiton, will line-up in the Titans Blue team in the Women’s Invitational match this Saturday afternoon in the hope it will be able to take her career to the next level.
The Souths Logan Magpies hooker was part of the south-east Queensland women’s competition and is over the moon that her season has been extended due to the introduction of this match at Cbus Super Stadium.
“It is a great opportunity for all of us women,” she said.
“Some girls missed the opportunity with representative squads, so this is a great opportunity to do it as part of the Titans.”
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Therese’s brother Paul played over 250 professional rugby league games across Australia and Europe, but the diminutive No.9 is looking to create her own name within the game.
“I come from a rugby league family,” she said. “My brother played for the Panthers and Cronulla, so the game is something that has been part of my family for a long time.
“I’ve also represented Papua New Guinea (like my brother), but to be able to work with the professional coaches here is great.
“I would love to be part of a Titans team. So many girls need the opportunity and I’d love to see the Titans with a team.”
Aiton is taking the exhibition match very seriously and has been impressed with the professionalism shown throughout the selection process and training sessions.
“I love that it wasn’t just handed to us,” she said. “We did have to make this team, and it makes it that little bit sweeter playing under the Titans banner.
“I’m so excited to run out with the girls on my team. There are so many talented girls that will be out there.”
Thanks to Zero9 Constructions for their support of the Women's Invitational match.