Harvey Norman Jillaroos player Renae Kunst has even more reason to celebrate after recently being appointed as the NRL’s Regional Game Development Manager for North Queensland.
Kunst was a member of the victorious ANZAC Double Header Test Match team that won against the Kiwi Ferns in Canberra earlier this month, with rugby league having played a major part in her life on and off the field for the best part of a decade.
“It's a real honour to have been given the opportunity to continue working with the North Queensland team, albeit in a new capacity,” Kunst said.
“Having been a member of the North Queensland Game Development team for the past five years, I know first-hand of the quality contained within our team and I'm very excited about what the future holds for us and rugby league in the region.
“The game is part of the fabric of North Queensland and I’m thankful to be taking on a greater role in growing our game and having a positive impact on people’s lives.”
NRL National Participation and Development Manager Luke Ellis congratulated Renae on her appointment and said the experience she brings to the role would be an asset to the North Queensland region and expansion of the game.
“Renae has spent the last eight years as a Game Development Officer, both with the NRL and the Brisbane Broncos and is a Queenslander through and through,” Mr Ellis said.
“We've witnessed Renae's passion and commitment to the game on the field for Queensland and the Jillaroos over many years and her desire to pass on her love for the game is just as evident away from the field.
"This is a fantastic achievement not only for her, but for our game."
Renae will be based out of Mackay and will move throughout North Queensland in her new role.