Childhood dream comes true for creative Maroons fan

It's the fantasy of every Queensland rugby league fan to work alongside the mighty Maroons.

But imagine having an opportunity to one day design a training jersey that the whole squad will wear; your creation adorning the frames of the game's superstars.

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Callan Jones from Mackay grew up a rugby league tragic, enraptured from a young age after his father bought him an old St George jersey.

As much as he enjoyed the sport itself, he also became an ardent jersey collector – what he terms his "obsession".

After working briefly with the Mackay Cutters, Callan scored a role as a graphic designer with the Queensland Rugby League.

In recent years he has helped design the artwork for the Maroons' team bus and much of the imagery used across QRL social media accounts.

However, in 2018 he was given a special task - the piece de resistance - by Maroons apparel partner ISC.
In a dream-come-true scenario he was asked to design a special strip for the team to wear on their finaltraining run ahead of the June 6 State of Origin series opener in Melbourne.

He opted to go for a classical style that paid homage to the past warriors who represented the state.

QRL Media was on the spot to capture Callan's reaction when the Maroons took to the MCG's hallowed turf in his design.