St Margaret's student wins local sports star award

Year 11 boarder Rhiannon Revell-Blair is kicking goals both on and off the football field.

The multi-talented rugby league and rugby union player was named City North News’ Junior Individual Sports Star at the recent Quest Local Sports Stars awards night.

The event held at the Queensland Cricketer’s Club, The Gabba, celebrated the inspiring sporting achievements of more than 30 young people across southeast Queensland.

The award caps off a huge year for Rhiannon who, earlier this year, was selected for the Australian Women’s Rugby Youth Commonwealth Games 2017 Wider Squad.

Most recently, she was selected for the State of Origin under 18s 2018 emerging squad and will head to camp next January. She hopes to be picked for the women’s under 18s State of Origin side to play later next year.

Juggling a few “footballs” in the air, Rhiannon is currently also waiting on a call up for the Australian Women’s Rugby Sevens squad. The squad will attend a training camp in New Zealand.

Rhiannon’s talent is a great asset to the St Margaret’s touch football side and she will lead the team as co-captain in 2018.