WATCH: Gladstone on the World Cup stage
RUGBY LEAGUE: Gladstone's Chelsea Baker said to win the 2017 Women's Rugby League World Cup would complete her already impressive list of achievements.
The Australian Jillaroo winger has sacrificed time away from husband Matt and her two children Quade and Maddison over the years and she is currently in a training camp on the Gold Coast.
"Obviously the World Cup is the Holy Grail and that is the pinnacle of our sport and that's what everybody wants to be involved in and of course every team is out there to win it," Baker said.
"If we can come away to retaining the trophy, obviously that's going to be every girl here, staff included, it's everyone's dream come true.
"That's our goal and that's why we're here to get the job done."
She took time out to speak with The Observer yesterday about her preparations ahead of the first game against Cook Islands on Thursday at Southern Cross Group Stadium in Sydney.
"We came into camp on Monday and we've got some testing done and have got a couple of sessions under our belt now," Baker said.
"Things have been looking really good and it's been really exciting and we're really happy with where we're at."
Baker said the Brad Donald-coached Jillaroos have began work on set plays yesterday.
She said the Cook Islanders are not to be under-estimated.
"We're not taking any opposition for granted and I think they're all going to be tough and hard, just the same as what we are," Baker said.
England will be the Aussie's next challenge on Sunday week followed by Canada on November 22.