Gladstone, Calliope players finish Jillaroos training camp
WALLABY'S player Chelsea Baker and Calliope's Kody House have completed their two-day training camp with the Australian Jillaroos squad on the Gold Coast.
Gladstone mother-of-two Baker, 29, said the camp was most beneficial in their quest to make the final cut for the NRL Auckland 9s competition on February 6-7 at Auckland's Eden Park.
"It was a very fitness and skills-based two days with a massive emphasis on passing," Baker said.
Final selection of the Jillaroos team will not be made in the days leading up to the 9s and Baker said the first of the "culling" process would be made soon.
"They will narrow the squad down in about two weeks and it won't be until January when the team will be announced and I will be absolutely nervous," Baker added.
Make it or not, it has been a meteoric rise for Baker, who admitted getting selected in the Queensland team was "insane".
"It was an absolute highlight and thought making the Queensland team was insane and when I got the email for the Aussie squad, which was another highlight."
Coming from a touch background, Baker plays at fullback for Wallabys and as a likely winger for Australia.
"I'm happy to play anywhere if selected and even as a front rower," Baker said.
Time management is paramount as she juggles family commitments and training sessions.
"There's only so much I can do and I do four sessions a week and also play three games of touch per week," Baker said.