Origin memories set to stay
The 2017 Holden State of Origin series may be over for another year, but for many Holden fans, young and old, it delivered memories that will last a lifetime.
For the record, the Maroons romped home 22-6 in Game III to take the series – their 11th win since 2006 after a one-all tie leading into the final showdown at Suncorp Stadium.
But regardless of the result, as a long time sponsor of the State of Origin series and strong supporter of rugby league at all levels, at Holden, it was time to give back to our fans.
Meet the Maroons
Holden rewarded 70 of its loyal customers and their guests through a number of events that included tickets to matches in Brisbane and Sydney with a pre-match function. Ten fans were also given the opportunity to tour the inner sanctum of ANZ Stadium, including the change rooms and the field led by former rugby legends. And another 10 lucky customers had a rugby fan’s ultimate experience sitting down to a casual lunch with the Maroons players and coaches.
It’s a free Colorado!
Selected from the crowd at half time in Game III for their dance skills, Sarah and Sarah went head to head to kick for the keys and drive away in a brand new Colorado LTZ. Booting the ball from 10, 20 and 30m, each aimed to convert as many tries as possible, with the winner choosing from two sets of keys in a bucket. Sarah - the Maroon – took out both and drove away a very happy Holden fan.
It wasn’t only today’s customers that Holden rewarded, with some of tomorrow’s potential owners taking to the field at half-time in Game I for a 10 minute battle for the under-10s Holden Junior State of Origin trophy. Lining up for Queensland was Cam Smith’s junior club Logan Brothers who took on Toongabbie Tigers, the Blues’ rising star David Klemmer’s former team, with NSW victors at the final siren 4-0.
As the most watched sporting event in Australia, the Holden State of Origin series never fails to entertain and this year we were able to give back to you, our loyal fans, and we are ecstatic with what they had to say…,
“Thank you for the great seats, delightful food and a super night… could do it all over again!” said one.
Another echoed the sentiment with: “Thanks to Holden, my family and I were able to witness one of the greatest sporting rivalries in Australia”.
And more: “My wife and I had a great time. Pre-game hospitality was really good and the game itself terrific. Our first time at Suncorp and the atmosphere was amazing. Love my Calais!”
But the ultimate compliment came from an owner who took along his 83-year-old father who shared a lunch table with Maroon’s skipper Cameron Smith.
“He is still talking about it - he said it was the best day of his life”