From the time my first child started prep until he completed Year Twelve, he only ever experienced the disappointment of seeing NSW lift an Origin series shield twice. The year he graduated Year Twelve and the first time in Grade Eight. Up until then, he grew up believing Queensland wins the State of Origin. His schooling journey happened to coincide with one of the most dominant eras in origin history, which saw Queensland win an unprecedented eleven out of twelve series from 2006 to 2017. While total domination by QLD over NSW in State of Origin is always welcomed, even more special is when QLD win as the underdogs, given no chance and against all odds.

State of Origin is both enthralling and captivating. Each year it pitches state against state, mate against mate! And each year at Mueller boys and the significant men in their lives – be that dad, uncle, grandad, teacher, or senior students gather to watch Game One of the series on the biggest screen of all. This Wednesday night promises to see state against state, but also mate alongside mate. Around 200 of them in fact, descending on MPAC to enjoy origin footy, a massive feed, prizes and games, and heaps of fun. Like previous years, it promises to be an awesome night!

Additionally, and just as importantly, each person attending will be contributing to raising funds for Cam’s Cause.  The Cam’s Cause charity was started in 2014 in honour of Doug and Kaye’s late son Cameron. Corporal Cameron Baird VC died in battle in 2013, serving as an Australian Commando. He was an inspirational leader, courageous soldier, and recipient of the Victoria Cross medal. Cam’s Cause raises funds for Australian Commandos in need of ongoing help, and Mueller continues to commit to partnering with them in raising awareness and funds for Cam’s Cause.

No matter the result on Wednesday night, State of Origin promises to be an awesome night of mate with mate, to see state against state!

Ben Stiller

Term 2 – Week 7 News