Helensburgh Tigerlillies Kezie Apps has claimed the most prestigious prize in Australian Women’s Rugby League- a Dally M!
Kezie is just the second woman to be awarded a Dally M, winning Female Player of the Year.
She credits the Tigerlillies with her spectacular return to Rugby League, after leaving for Hockey when, as 12, she became too old to play in the boy’s teams. When Kezie, originally from Bega, heard about the Tigerlillies, she joined up, and the rest is history!
Kezie was destined for success. Just a year into her senior football career with the Tigerlillies, Kezie was named Illawarra Women’s Player of the Year, NSW Women’s Player of the Year and selected to make her Jillaroos debut for Australia.
She won the NSW Award again in August following a successful season with the NSW team, which won origin for the first time. The award also recognised Kezie’s success with the Jillaroos.