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Not wanting there to be any confusion as to where she sees her future, a QUT graduate has contentiously listed her full-time occupation as an acre chaser.
Making sure never to miss as Friday at Fridays, the 23-year-old also visits other country haunts such as Johnny Ringo’s and The Vic each weekend looking for the grazier of her dreams.
Taking time out of her important Friday pre-game last night, Dominique Coffey explained to The Advocate that while she enjoys a fulfilling and rewarding career at Queensland Rugby Union, it’s not her calling in life.
“I love these footy boys here, but a three-bedder in Wavell Heights isn’t for me,” she said.
“I’d pretty much go anywhere, to be honest. The sickly river wind that blows off this town is wearing me down, the bush is calling me. The only way I’ll ever get there is by cutting shapes on the d-floor at Johnny Ringo’s to Toby Keith or by tarting myself up and hobbling around Fridays until close.”
The wily Scorpio’s plan almost worked out with a kind-hearted Yaraka man, but after learning that his property has nothing but gibber stones, gidgee and broken dreams, the Thorneside local broke it off.
Emmet Avery’s humble 37 000 ac property on the Retreat Road wasn’t much to look at, but the 29-year-old bushman told The Advocate that it had more than enough carrying capacity to put a few boys through Toowoomba Grammar.
“Yeah, Dom and I would get our chong on every now and then,” explained the Longreach Pastoral College graduate.
“But when she discovered that the block I’m in line for is a bit rough, like the house is a bit how-ya-going, you know, could use a woman’s touch and all that, but yeah, joog. No good.”
More to come.