Name: Rebecca Tavo
Occupation: Train Driver
Debut for Australia: Mixed Open 2007 World Cup, Women’s Open 2010 Trans Tasman.
Career highlights so far: Country Club Brisbane champions four years in a row with Sharon Martin, Nat Parker, Leasha Thouard, Katie Curtis and Sharon Freshwater.
How you got involved in Touch Football: My Dad and my first local club team in south Hedland, Western Australia – ‘Turtles’ in 1994.
Favourite player: Sharon Martin.
What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: It has been my dream since I watched Australia on TV when I was 10. I remember they were talking about a girl in the Australian team. She was an aboriginal girl, and I think she played on the wing. I just remember saying to myself that I wanted to play for Australia. That I could do it! I wonder who that girl was?
Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: The Country Club girls and Gary Madders. Although of recent Renee Murphy has got me up to scratch in the last few years (mainly with DEFENCE policy) at the Uni Rebels in Queensland. I can thank her for my Australian Women’s selection.
Favourite sporting moment: Cathy Freeman winning gold for Australia at the Olympics.
What do you know about Scotland: It’s beautiful, nice buildings and castles, lots of pubs. They hold the Edinburgh 7’s in May.
Any superstitions: Touch wood
Funniest Australian teammate: Ricey aka Quirky (Alicia Quirk)
Favourite quote: Big girl!
Any travel plans for after World Cup: If Cobie comes.
Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup.
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