Queensland Country Bank is proud to announce that NRLW Brisbane Broncos player, Romy Teitzel, is their newest Ambassador.

Romy Teitzel is local girl and twice winner of the NRLW Player of the Year and is also no stranger to the financial ups and downs of professional sport. Until recently, NRLW players were not eligible for multi-year contracts which makes planning life as a professional sportsperson and student incredibly challenging. With the support of Queensland Country Bank, Romy will be able to play, continue her studies and elevate the women’s game across the country.

This week Romy returns to Townsville to play in the second State of Origin Match at Queensland Country Bank Stadium.

“I’m delighted to play the second Origin Match in front of a home crowd. The atmosphere will be electric and having an opportunity to meet fans and interact with the community this past weekend has been truly special.”

Growing up in Tully, Far North Queensland, Romy Teitzel, had a very active childhood, playing a range of sports such as soccer, swimming, netball, tennis, and dancing. Romy’s father played for the North Queensland Cowboys in 1995 and she played her first game of league at the age of 15.

After signing her first NRLW contract with the Brisbane Broncos in 2020, followed by signings with the North Queensland Gold Stars and Newcastle Knights, Ms Teitzel is now back playing with the Brisbane Broncos.

“Playing in the NRLW is a dream come true for many female league players. But as we all know the game and the salaries are still evolving. I’m a professional athlete and a student, I have the same financial pressures as most people and thanks to Queensland Country Bank I can now focus on my sport and study and hopefully achieve great things in both.”

Queensland Country Bank CEO, Aaron Newman, is pleased to welcome Ms Teitzel on board as an Ambassador. “We’re looking forward to working with Romy. Like many of our Members, she has personal financial goals, such as buying her first home. 

“As a member-owned bank with a distinct purpose of helping Queenslanders live better lives through better finances we are committed to supporting Romy as she continues to be a role model for young people, women’s sport and for all Queenslanders.”

Tune in to watch Romy Teitzel represent Queensland in her second match of the 2023 NRLW State of Origin on Thursday, 22 June 2023.