The NRL Women’s Grand Final will be played in Queensland for the first time after the NRL today announced the match would take place at Redcliffe’s Moreton Daily Stadium on Sunday, April 10.
Dolphins Group chief executive Tony Murphy said the effort to work with all levels of government to improve the stadium’s facilities had been key in attracting a host of multi-sport events at the venue.
Those events have created valuable financial opportunities for local businesses and driven employment opportunities in the Redcliffe area.
Moreton Daily Stadium is perfectly suited to host the NRLW Grand Final, with two female participation compliant change rooms built as part of the redevelopment of the northern stand in 2020.
The stadium will host matches for the 17th team of the NRL, the Dolphins, when they enter the competition next year.
“Securing this type of event is why we were so keen to partner with all levels of government – Federal, State and the Moreton Bay Regional Council – to improve the facilities at the stadium,” said Murphy.
“It has resulted in a large number of events being held at Moreton Daily Stadium, including an NRL trial match this weekend, NRL matches last year, the upcoming Warriors’ NRL games and hosting Brisbane Roar’s A League home games.
“The stadium also hosted the four-day Women’s National Championships last year, which showcased elite women’s rugby league at both open and under-19s level.
“Now it will become the first venue outside of Sydney to host the NRL Women’s Grand Final, which is a huge coup for the area.
“There is no doubt the decision to invest in this stadium has been an enormous financial success for the community.”
The Dolphins are also committed to providing female pathways in club rugby league, including the establishment of their first under-19s women’s team in the Queensland Rugby League this season, and female rugby league hubs at local clubs Burpengary and Pine Rivers.