- Footy power couple announce engagement
- Tanah Boyd proposed to Jacqui Yorston
- Couple have 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 on a 12-month break from her AFLW commitments to focus on her physical and mental wellbeing, recently joined her partner on a trip to Hawaii.
Boyd proposed to the 23-year-old while on a boat ride, with the romantic moment recorded by the NRL star’s family.
Taking to Instagram, Yorston shared the exciting news with her nearly 5000 followers on Sunday.
‘Forever with you. 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 sporting power couple have been dating for five years
Boyd’s mother Kim replied: ‘Another special night on our trip. Welcome to the family, Jacqueline.’
The sporting power couple started dating in 2018, but Yorston’s career was left in jeopardy when she suffered a devastating knee injury during a training session.
She tore her ACL, MCL and lateral and medial meniscuses – and knew something was wrong instantly.
‘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 pop, but I didn’t feel a pop. I just felt instant pain.’
Yorston made the move to play for the Power in 2022, but the strain of working and recovery from the injury took a toll on the young athlete.
‘I remember getting in the shower and I just lost it, I started crying and I said to my partner Tanah ‘I can’t do this, this is going to be way too hard’,’ she said.
Yorston announced the exciting news on Sunday, saying she ‘couldn’t believe it’
The Port Adelaide footy star has battled serious injury through her career and is currently on a break from the sport
‘I said to him ‘how am I meant 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 getting herself healthy.
‘We are proud of Jacqui for making the decision to prioritise her wellbeing,’ Port Adelaide AFLW head Juliet Haslam said.
‘Jacqui will continue to be part of the Port Adelaide family and we will provide her with any support she needs throughout this time. We wish her all the very best.’