Fortitude Valley Diehards’ Jenny David Chases Rugby League Dreams with Papua New Guinea

Fortitude Valley Diehards’ Jenny David, 19, has set her sights on one day representing Papua New Guinea in rugby league’s international stage.

Late start, meteoric rise for Jenny David

David only started playing rugby league five years ago. At the present time, she’s making a name for herself as a lock forward for the Valleys Diehards. With her athleticism and hardwork, David has taken to the sport and quickly risen through the ranks.

On the field, David is known for her speed in attack and strength in defence. She has an imposing physical presence combined with quick footwork that makes her difficult to stop.

David also encourages other young players to work hard and believe in themselves. She remains hopeful and focused on achieving her rugby league dreams.

High standards for the national team

To make the Papua New Guinea Orchids squad, David will have to meet the standards set by coach Ben Jeffries.

“Players that uphold and understand these aspects will pick themselves, whilst others will have to earn their selection through hard work, commitment and show a great desire to be an Orchid,” Jeffries said.

Jenny David has demonstrated her commitment through tireless training, constant self-improvement, and an openness to criticism. Above all, her dedication and work ethic have helped her improve her game season-by-season – qualities that bridged the gap from a rookie player just five years ago to one who could meet PNG Orchids’ high standards in the future.

Published 24 August 2023