Origin stars head to Proserpine to greet Maroons fans
RUGBY LEAGUE: Origin stars will inspire the next generation tomorrow at the Queensland Maroons Proserpine Fan Day.
The sugar cane town will be awash with Maroon as the team visits the region ahead of the game three decider.
Whitsunday Rugby League Club secretary Michael Lee said an event like this was where dreams were made.
"It gives the (young fans) a chance to see what they can end up as," Lee said. "It's a massive day for the town."
Fans are expected from all over north and central Queensland for the event, which falls in school holidays.
"It'll be good for the (Origin) players to see what rugby league means to the regional area," Lee said.
"Football in this part of the world is king. We (Brahmans) get big crowds and the people here just live and breathe their league."
Proserpine junior rugby league president Kevin Young said the town's juniors were excited for the development clinic.
"To have just one State of Origin player to come to town would be fantastic, but we're privileged to have the (entire) Maroon team coming." Young said.
10.45am: Street parade - Herbert St to Chapman St
11.30am: Team activities
Fan Day luncheon, entertainment centre (sold out)
Junior Maroon development clinic, Les Stagg Oval
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