Fast becoming one of the elite athletes in the women’s game, St George Illawarra Dragons fans will be ecstatic with the news that Teagan Berry has re-signed for a further two seasons.
Following the departure of Emma Tonegato, Berry was given the nod to make the move to fullback where she has excelled on all levels.
Her form is such that she is likely to feature high up in the Dally M rankings this season.
Dragons NRLW coach Jamie Soward knows that her development at the fullback level is not yet done but praised her for the way she has transitioned into the role and performed consistently.
“I love watching Teagan play the game,” Soward said.
“She moves so easily and makes things happen. The fact we have a one of the best players in the world for the next two years and she’s a local girl is huge for the club.
“Her development as a fullback has some work to do but she has been great for us and I’m happy she believes in what we are doing.”
Berry and the Dragons are synonymous with the talented utility back coming through the ranks at the clubs.
“It’s obviously exciting, I started here through junior reps and to stay for another two years, I’m really excited,” Berry said
Berry’s retention is a crucial one for the Dragons NRLW side moving forward and she believes as more juniors come through, that will only strengthen their team and base.
“I feel like there’s plenty of juniors coming through; Tarsha Gale and Lisa Fiaola [female junior competitions], so it’s going to be good for the next generation,” Berry continued.
Continuity is a key factor for any team and Berry said that when coach Jamie Soward signed on for a couple more seasons, it made her want to do the same.
“When Sowie [NRLW Dragons head coach Jamie Soward] re-signed, I definitely wanted to re-sign as well,” Berry said.
“He’s been a big impact for me and brought me into a fullback role and that means a lot to me.”