SUPERWOMAN: Chelsea Baker flies for a try in Wednesday's Jillaroos' 88-0 demolition against Canada. The two teams meet again in Sunday's semi-final.
SUPERWOMAN: Chelsea Baker flies for a try in Wednesday's Jillaroos' 88-0 demolition against Canada. The two teams meet again in Sunday's semi-final. Gregg Porteous GLA09231117BAKER

It's always about from where it starts for Baker

RUGBY LEAGUE: It's either after a junior match or a training session and Australian Jillaroo Chelsea Baker makes a bee-line for Destiny Miers, 7, to ask her how she went.

It's not a case of Baker approaching her mum Cath Miers or any of the junior coaches to offer encouragement and words of wisdom.

But it's because Baker cares and wants to chat with young players like Destiny and provide direct feedback to them.

Baker always wants to give back to her club where her claim to fame all started - at the Gladstone Wallaby's.

"My youngest (Destiny) just looks up to Chelsea above and beyond," Miers said.

"The inspiration that she provides is not just the on-field stuff she does, but it's the off-field things like when she says 'hello' to the kids."

Destiny is known around the Wallaby's as a little 'Boney' Baker - a nickname that Baker has among her peers.

"Chelsea's one to always encourage the kids to come along and have a go."

Destiny's older siblings Zaydyn, 12 and 15-year-old Dani also play for the Wallaby's juniors and Miers said that Zaydyn is another who looks up to the Australian Jillaroo number five.

"He's right into rugby league and again, he's watching TV and every-time Chelsea plays he says 'mum look Chelsea's on again, she did this and she did that," Miers said.

"I think having somebody from a small town to look up to is such an inspiration."

Miers also plays and will return from injury to be alongside her famous mate when the Wallaby's women front up again in 2018.



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