Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a landmark documentary series in State Parliament this morning.
The Queensland Maroons Women’s team will star in the documentary, which will capture their stories as they strive for Women’s State of Origin glory over the next 12 months.
It will start with the 2019 clash on 21 June in Sydney, and continue through to the 2020 game back on Queensland soil.
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The series will also be produced by an all-female Queensland crew and creative team, which is expected to provide significant industry opportunities for women.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the ground-breaking partnership will give audiences an unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to see what it takes to be a Maroon.
“As the number one member for the Queensland Women’s Maroons in 2019, I am excited to not only see the women on the field, but to get to know them and see the passion and dedication required to be an elite female athlete donning the famous Maroon jersey.
“This project will also see women behind the camera with Screen Queensland forming an all-female crew and creative team, providing key opportunities for Queensland women to advance their careers in the screen industry and create compelling screen content for local, national and global audiences,” Premier Palaszczuk said.
Current Maroons player Chelsea Baker said the team was thrilled to be part of the project and thanked all parties for bringing it together.
“It’s exciting to see the growth in the game and we hope to be able to share our experiences and stories as women in rugby league to hopefully continue to inspire more women and girls to enjoy the game,” Ms Baker said.
To register interest for the all-female production team, click here.