- Footy power couple announce engagement
- Tanah Boyd proposed to Jacqui Yorston
- Couple has been together for five years
Gold Coast Titans playmaker Tanah Boyd has proposed to Port Adelaide midfielder Jacqui Yorston after five years together.
Yorston, who is taking a 12-month break from her AFLW commitments to focus on her physical and mental wellbeing, recently accompanied her partner on a trip to Hawaii.
Boyd proposed to the 23-year-old during a boat trip. The romantic moment was recorded by the NRL star’s family.
Yorston shared the exciting news with her nearly 5,000 followers on Instagram on Sunday.
‘Forever with you. “I still can’t believe it,” she captioned the photos.
NRL star Tanah Boyd has proposed to his AFLW playing partner Jacqui Yorston during a romantic boat trip in Hawaii
The sporty power couple has been together for five years
Boyd’s mother Kim replied: “Another special evening on our trip. ‘Welcome to the family, Jacqueline.’
The sporting power couple began dating in 2018, but Yorston’s career was put in jeopardy when she suffered a devastating knee injury during a training session.
She tore her ACL, ACL, and lateral and medial meniscus – and immediately knew something was wrong.
“I just had to wait for the scans to tell me how bad it was,” she told the ABC.
“Some people describe it like a bang, but I didn’t feel a bang. “I just felt pain straight away.”
Yorston made the move to play for the Power in 2022, but the stress of work and recovery from injury took its toll on the young athlete.
“I remember getting in the shower and just losing it, starting to cry and saying to my partner Tanah, ‘I can’t do this, it’s going to be way too hard,'” she said.
Yorston announced the exciting news on Sunday and said she couldn’t believe it.
The Port Adelaide soccer star has struggled with serious injuries throughout her career and is currently on a break from sports
“I said to him, ‘How am I going to do my rehab properly when I go back to work?'”
In March 2023, Yorsten decided to step away from football for 12 months to focus on her health.
“We are proud of Jacqui for making the decision to put her wellbeing first,” Port Adelaide AFLW boss Juliet Haslam said.
“Jacqui will continue to be part of the Port Adelaide family and we will give her all the support she needs during this time. “We wish her all the best.”