State of Origin Fan Day


This year AVMIN had the pleasure of providing the Queensland State of Origin team, media and sponsors with a charter aircraft to Proserpine on their annual 'Fan Day' tour. Beginning at Gallopers Sports Club in Brisbane, guests were treated to a hot breakfast and a seamless check in before boarding a private bus which saw them drive onto the airport tarmac, directly to the aircraft.


After tea, coffee, light snacks & a few bumps we had made it to the sugar cane growing regional town of Proserpine. The players were welcomed with gifts at the airport before making their way into town.

3,390 is the official population count of Proserpine, and it seemed as though every single one of them crowded the main street to meet and greet their footy idols. The team spent 2 hours walking up the main street snapping photos & signing autographs before a lunch function at Proserpine Entertainment Centre.


The afternoon saw the team head to Les Stagg Oval for some light drills and yet another chance for the locals to meet the players up close and personal.

As all good things must come to an end, so did the Fan day for yet another year! The team, players and sponsors were whisked away to the airport where AVMIN were waiting with doors open ready to board. AVMIN had the team busses awaiting at the aircraft in Brisbane ready to take the team to Camp Maroon in preparation for Game 3!