Tweed Seagulls skipper Brittany Faulkner may be pint-sized, but she's tough as they come.
In her first season with the Seagulls, she broke her collarbone, but bounced back to return this year to captain her team in their inaugural BHP Premiership season.
While the competition has been called off for this year, Faulkner is one of the many players who are excited to be part of the next season.
The dynamic winger took some time out to take part in the 'fast five' challenge to help fans get to know her better.
Fast five with Brittany Faulkner
Football family – does anyone else in your family play? Who and with which team?
Two out of my three brothers play footy. Cooper, 14, plays for Carina and Mak, 10, plays for Redlands. Both Coops and Makka have played footy since they were able to. My cousin, Georgia, was the first chick in my family to play league, and my grandpa, who I would have loved to play in front of, was a state and international referee back in the day.
Favourite footy memory?
Being able to be a part of the first ever women’s footy team at Tweed in 2019 is probably a memory that I will be extremely honoured to tell people, and to be given the opportunity to captain the girls in our first ever BHP Premiership season is also something I am extremely proud of, even if it was only one game. However, my second favourite footy memory was the mighty Sharkies winning their first and only premiership in 2016.
Fashion – what’s the most worn item in your wardrobe?
Would be my trusty Birkenstocks or my fedora.
Fitness tips – any favourite exercises or tips for staying motivated?
My favourite exercise is probably the old road run, good for the mind, not so good for the shins. Even better when it’s near the beach. If I want to be pushed, I generally like to work out in a high intensity group session, mostly because I’m super competitive, but also because you’ll work a lot harder. Tips for staying fit during this time is probably to buddy up with someone - team mate / sibling / partner, and hold each other accountable for reaching certain goals.
But most importantly, during this time it can be extremely hard for people to keep positive, so we should all stay connected and be there for each other. If you have friends, family or neighbours that may be struggling, reach out and help them where you can. We are one big family and all in this together.
Find out more – is there anything you are studying up on, reading, watching now that you are spending more time at home?
I’m still working full-time, so I don’t have a great amount of extra time during the week, but because we aren’t training, I’m not having to do the Brisbane to Tweed trip and back, so I can have dinner with the family and hang out with them a bit more now. I am also studying full-time, so I suppose I’ll have to use my weekends to catch up on that. The online shopping and Uber Eats have probably increased, but I’m just trying to keep the couriers in business.
Favourite footy photo