Herding cows, picking fruit: What S'pore's female footballers do to play in Australia

Siti Rosnani Azman did a two-month stint at Mount Isa's Herbertvale Station in order to meet the requirements needed to extend her work and holiday visa.
Siti Rosnani Azman did a two-month stint at Mount Isa's Herbertvale Station in order to meet the requirements needed to extend her work and holiday visa.PHOTOS: SIMONE FORNASINI, COURTESY OF SITI ROSNANI AZMAN

SINGAPORE - Three months after national footballer Siti Rosnani Azman moved to Australia to play for semi-professional club South West Queensland (SWQ) Thunder in Toowoomba, she found herself working on farmlands instead of playing in football fields.

The Covid-19 pandemic brought the 2020 National Premier Leagues Women's (NPLW) to a halt in March last year, forcing Rosnani, 24, who receives an allowance for each game she plays, to reorganise her plans.

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