- Oct 8, 2011
Laur’eane Biville has represented France, had a women’s rugby league tournament named after her in Cameroon and the 20-year-old is now aiming to become the first European player to win an NRLW contract.
France representative Laur'eane Biville is aiming to become the first European player to earn an NRLW contract.
The 20-year-old is so determined to fulfil her ambition of playing in the NRLW that she moved to Australia earlier this year to play for Brisbane club Easts Tigers and has now established a crowdfunding account to enable her to stay for another season.
Garnier, who is also a pathways squad coach for Melbourne Storm, was keen for an ambitious young French player with a passion for the game to learn from playing alongside established stars Vanessa Foliaki and Karina Brown.
Biville fitted the bill perfectly.
Not only was she a promising talent but Biville had actively taken a role in promoting women's rugby league in French-speaking Cameroon, with the inaugural Laur'eane Biville tournament held in July.
With a limited ability to earn income in Australia, Biville is seeking help to meet expenses associated with her bid to play in the NRLW, including a new visa, and she has established an appeal through French crowdfunding site Leetchi.com.
"I have been working very hard every day for five years now and it would mean a lot to me to play in the NRLW but it’s not easy," Biville said.
"I don’t have any help so that is the hardest part of the adventure for me. With my visa I have to do three months of regional work and I just finished two weeks ago on a farm in Ballina but I couldn't earn a lot of money and I have to pay for a lot of things here." - because it was one of those thieving farmer scams where they pay you frig all then take out accommodation, travel, food, air. these crims should be stopped!
..."The 3 months of regional work did not allow me to put money away from the dishonesty of my employer."
Bonjour à tous !Je m'appelle Lauréane Biville j'ai 20 ans, joueuse internationale de rugby à 13. Je suis partir il y a 1 an maintenant en Australie pour réaliser