Queensland Maroons women's team to star in landmark documentary series

Published:

A landmark documentary series will capture the stories behind the Queensland Maroons as they strive for Women’s State of Origin glory over the next 12 months.

The series will be produced by an all-female Queensland crew and creative team, providing significant industry opportunities and taking an important step towards increasing the role of women in the screen industry.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the ground-breaking partnership between Screen Queensland and Queensland Rugby League would see both organisations invest in the series to give audiences 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,” the Premier said.

“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.”

Queensland Rugby League Chief Operating Officer Rohan Sawyer said it was an exciting time to be involved in women’s rugby league and to be pursuing innovative projects that promote greater participation in the game.

“We are seeing significant growth in female club registrations and we believe this documentary series will continue to inspire women of all ages to play rugby league, particularly girls who we hope will be motivated to follow their dreams to one day be a Maroon,” Mr Sawyer said.

Current Maroons player Chelsea Baker said the team was thrilled to be part of the project and thanked the QRL, Screen Queensland and the Queensland Government 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.

The series will follow the Harvey Norman Queensland Women’s Maroons over the next 12 months, starting with the 2019 clash on 21 June in Sydney, through to the 2020 game back on Queensland soil.

Screen Queensland and Queensland Rugby League will continue to work with partners and investors to develop the project, including potential broadcast partners to purchase and telecast the series in 2020.

To register your interest for the all-female production team, visit https://screenqueensland.com.au/initiatives/sqrl/


Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

 
Community Elections Queensland Government Sport and Fitness
Social:   

Annastacia Palaszczuk : Queensland Premier and Minister for Trade :
PO Box 15185, City East, Queensland 4002, Queensland Wide
07 3224 4500
Annastacia Palaszczuk : Queensland Premier and Minister for Trade
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
2020 Premier's Anzac Prize recipients announced 12 November 2019 | Eight young Queenslanders have been chosen to join in the opportunity of a lifetime as part of the 2020 Premier’s Anzac Prize. More information...
Queensland's 2020 Australian of the Year announced 11 November 2019 | Anti-bullying and suicide prevention educator and social entrepreneur, Mrs Rachel Downie has been named Queensland’s Australian of the Year for 2020, with tennis champion Ash Barty named Queensland’s Young... More information...
Premier announces 2020 – the Year of Indigenous Tourism 08 November 2019 | The Premier has tonight announced next year would be dedicated to First Nations experiences in Queensland, in front of a packed audience at the Queensland Tourism Awards on the Sunshine Coast. More information...
Corporate and community leaders to unite against domestic and family violence 07 November 2019 | Queensland’s business and community sectors will present a united front against domestic and family violence later this month at the Palaszczuk Government’s Not Now, Not Ever. Together Breakfast. More information...
Queensland’s commitment on drought 07 November 2019 | Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has welcomed the Federal Government’s long-awaited new drought initiatives but urged Prime Minister Scott Morrison to make sure assistance flowed quickly to drought-st... More information...
All state schools across Fraser Coast and Wide Bay to be air-conditioned 05 November 2019 | Students across the Fraser Coast and Wide Bay regions are set for a cooler 2020, after the Palaszczuk Government announced state schools in the region would have air-conditioning installed in every classroom. More information...
Palaszczuk Government takes action to support timber industry jobs 04 November 2019 | The Palaszczuk Government is taking decisive action to support regional Queensland timber industry jobs, locking in hardwood supplies in the Wide-Bay Burnett region up to 2026. More information...
CEDA 'State of the State' Speech 30 October 2019 | Ladies and gentlemen, We’re on the cusp of a new decade. In a mere eight weeks we enter the 2020s. And I see that new decade as the beginning of a new age for Queensland. More information...
Sweeping electoral reforms to make elections fairer and more transparent 29 October 2019 | Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced sweeping reforms to Queensland’s electoral system which will make elections fairer, more transparent and just. More information...
Twenty years of Queensland Greats 30 October 2019 | Nominations are now open for the 2020 Queensland Greats Awards, with Queenslanders asked to help identify extraordinary people and organisations who have helped shape and enrich our State. More information...


comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service