Women’s state of origin confirmed
Sunshine Coast Stadium Set To Host Women’s State Of Origin
The 2020 Harvey Norman Women’s State of Origin has been set to kick off in Queensland after the National Rugby League settled the venues for the Men’s and Women’s series. The event is to hold on Friday, 13 November 2020 in Sunshine Coast Stadium.
- The Sunshine Coast Council Mayor, Mark Jamieson, expressed his pleasure at this development when he said that hosting the Women’s State of Origin in the Sunshine Coast Stadium will strengthen the region’s reputation as a leading location for national competition sport events.
- Jamieson’s statement reads, “The Sunshine Coast is the perfect location for this event and we have demonstrated that we can host events of this nature safely and in compliance with covid-19 requirements.”
- He went further to state that, “it is only fitting that the Women’s State of Origin – the NRL’s leading women’s sport event – is played for the first time in Queensland on the Sunshine Coast, given our region is also home to Australia’s most successful start-up, national sporting team in the Sunshine Coast Lightning.
- The NRL CEO, Andrew Abdo, said in his statement that, “State of Origin is the greatest rivalry in Australian sport and Australia’s most watched television event, it transcends the two states and captivates the interest of the entire nation.”
- For the reasons mentioned in this statement, Abdo has revealed that the Commission and its government partners have worked tirelessly with health officials to ensure that the State of Origin game is showcased across three different states this year.
After stating the commitment of the commission in ensuring that all elite women’s domestic matches proceed as scheduled, he said that the stand-alone women’s origin in Queensland would be one of the highlights of the season. His words read, “to be able to play our third ever women’s Origin match on the Sunshine Coast as originally hoped is incredibly important to us.
The women’s game is such an important part of our Game and despite the pandemic, we will play both NRLW and Women’s Origin this season. In a year full of challenges, we will make history again with the first women’s Origin match in Queensland.
In her statement, Queensland Tourism Minister, Kate Jones, expressed the positive impacts holding the Women’s State of Origin in Queensland will have on the state and also praised Queenslanders for their efforts in keeping the covid-19 pandemic under control. She said “sport is also an important part of Queenslanders’ lives.
We’re able to host the State of Origin in our state because Queenslanders have done such a great job in the fight against covid-19.” “Suncorp Stadium is the best rectangular stadium in Australia and the atmosphere for the State of Origin there is legendary”, she further stated.
The Harvey Norman Women’s State of Origin has been stipulated for live broadcast on the Nine Network, Fox League, SKY New Zealand and the NRL Live Pass.