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Gretel shares Queensland love

Queensland Firebirds vice-captain Gretel Bueta may not be on the court this year, but she is thrilled to welcome the entire Suncorp Super Netball league to south-east Queensland.

Queensland Firebirds superstar and Queensland native Gretel Bueta had always dreamed about raising a family on the Gold Coast. Now that dream is becoming a reality.

In a video released by Suncorp Super Netball, in partnership with Tourism Events Queensland, Bueta speaks of her adoration of the Gold Coast, where she grew up, and what it means to her to be starting a family while assuming vice-captaincy duties for the Queensland Firebirds from the sidelines.

The video with Bueta is the first of a series of eight, where fans will get an inside look into what the league’s stars have been getting up to while based in Queensland for the 2020 season.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FIRST EPISODE WITH GRETEL BUETA ON THE GOLD COAST

“If there’s one word to describe where I grew up, I think it would be breathtaking – it’s instantly calming and one of my favourite places in the world,” Bueta said.

“I think it’s incredible to have the (Suncorp Super Netball) hub in Queensland. So far I’ve seen that they (Suncorp Super Netball players) have all been loving the beach and the beach recoveries have really helped, so hopefully this can be their second home from here on in.”

Queensland Tourism Minster Kate Jones said the Super Netball content series would help showcase the state to potential travellers.

“Netball has a huge following throughout Australia. Being able to host this series will give some of our most important tourism destinations some great exposure, ensuring tourists return to Queensland in droves when restrictions are lifted,” said Ms Jones.

“Because Queenslanders have done such a great job at fighting COVID-19, our state has become the temporary capital of Australian sport. Not only will this new title help to support local businesses and local jobs, pumping millions into the state’s economy, but it’s also giving us plenty of great opportunities to showcase what Queensland is all about.

“The Firebirds are heroes to thousands of young women around Queensland. It’s inspiring to have their vice-captain, Gretel Bueta, speak with such passion about her home state.

“While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has meant we have had to close our borders to some Australians, we are still open to many visitors and to Queenslanders. The more we can promote our tourism experiences and destinations through content pieces like this, the more we can help our tourism industry to recover in the future.”

Episodes from this series will be released on the Suncorp Super Netball website for the remainder of the 2020 season.