Maroons to visit Emerald
THE presence of the Mighty Maroons is going to bring Emerald to a standstill today.
The team, including Blackwater’s own Dave Taylor, who was named on the interchange bench for Game Two yesterday, will touch down on a charter jet this morning.
Deck yourself out in anything and everything Maroon and find a vantage point in Egerton St from 11.15am when the thoroughfare will be closed to all traffic for the street parade.
Under police escort, captain Darren Lockyer will lead his team of champions from the Centro shopping centre through to the fire station before they turn and enter the Emerald Town Hall for a sell-out luncheon held as a flood fundraiser.
Then it’s time to pack into McIndoe Park for the chance to witness coach Mal Meninga taking a team that has swept all before them in five previous Origin series, through its paces in a training session beginning at 2.45pm.
After that will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with your favourite Maroon, whether that be Billy Slater, Greg Inglis, Darius Boyd or Matt Scott, when they will sign autographs at 4.15pm.
This is Lockyer’s final representative season, and a chance to send the skipper off in style. Be there and cheer on the Maroons for fan day.