ABC journalist Aaron Kearneys radio report, Orchids Bloom, produced in the lead-up to the Orchids inaugural match against the Australian Jillaroos
in 2017, recently picked up the silver medal for audio storytelling at the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) Sports Media Awards in Switzerland.
Joining her for the draw is Gaskin, who has six caps for England Women, including appearances in the 2017 Women's Rugby League World Cup against The Cook Islands, Australia Jillaroos
and their semi-final tie against the Kiwi Ferns.
Gaskin has six caps for England Women including appearances in the 2017 Women's Rugby League World Cup against The Cook Islands, Australia Jillaroos
and the semi-final tie against the Kiwi Ferns.
Local employment opportunities were limited, particularly for girls, and traditional rural jobs such as jackaroos and jillaroos
(male and female station hands respectively) were scarce.
"We organize an induction week for all new staff, and a big part of that is teaching them how to ride, how to shoe a horse, how to fit the saddle."Some are starting from scratch--even those who come from the country and grew up with horses on the farm."While some ranches train up their own staff, there are also a handful of agricultural schools which teach budding young jackaroos and jillaroos
, their female counterparts, the rudiments of life on the land.The largest and longest-running school, Leconfield Station, is at the end of a dirt track in northern New South Wales.
ENGLAND Women went down 38-0 to the Australian Jillaroos
in Sydney amid controversy over a biting allegation.
The Lionesses got off to a flying start with a 36-8 victory over Papua New Guinea on Thursday but the Jillaroos
will present a much bigger challenge.
The squad will fly out to Australia on Friday, November 10 and will play three pool games at the Southern Cross Group Stadium, Sydney against Papua New Guinea Orchids, Australian Jillaroos
and The Cook Islands.
Before starting university she worked on an outback station, ostensibly as a jillaroo
, but more "a domestic slave." Long hours cooking, cleaning and child-minding were the rule.