Raidettes' Chelsea Baker shows her grit against Yeppoon in last year’s grand final.
Raidettes' Chelsea Baker shows her grit against Yeppoon in last year’s grand final. Christopher Chan

Irrepressible Chelsea set to inspire the Raidettes

CHELSEA Baker has been a star of the Gladstone Raidettes for three years, constantly scoring tries, leading the team to wins and dominating proceedings with every touch of the ball.

The entry of the Raidettes into the Bundaberg competition has not changed Baker's ways, her unstoppable play continuing in this season.

The fullback and captain of the side, Baker has led the way and scored so many tries she's lost count, and is keen to get on the board once again in the biggest match her side has faced so far.

Playing the main game at Marley Brown Oval on Saturday night, the Raidettes will meet Bundaberg Brothers for the minor premiership.

"It is very exciting; it will be pretty even. We only lost to them by two points earlier in the season," Baker said.

The loss earlier in the year was when the Raidettes and Baker were not playing rugby league on a regular basis, and the team is ready for revenge.

After a number of dominant performances at Marley Brown Oval, Baker wants to make sure the last home match is the best one of all.

"Absolutely, we have the whole season under our belts now - we are at our peak," she said.

"We want to finish on a high."

Taking a lot of responsibility for a good performance on her own shoulders, Baker is hoping to make an impact on the scoreboard and continue her unstoppable play.

"I do feel the pressure," she said. "I would be happy with a try, just one.

"I am definitely predicting a win for us, maybe by four points."

Saturday's league matches:

  • Brothers v Wallabys A-grade - 5.45pm at Marley Brown Oval
  • Raidettes v Bundaberg Brothers - 7.15pm at Marley Brown Oval
  • Valleys v Calliope - 6.15pm at Valleys ground