Broncos supporters (back) Toni Costigan, (middle) Kaydon Sparrow, Brady Costigan, Ethan Costigan and (front) Ruby Sparrow are proud Queenslanders.
Broncos supporters (back) Toni Costigan, (middle) Kaydon Sparrow, Brady Costigan, Ethan Costigan and (front) Ruby Sparrow are proud Queenslanders. Georja Ryan

Our blood colour of Maroon

WE DOMINATE when it comes to the footy field and we're never too far from a stubbie of XXXX.

This week is Queensland Week, a time when the Sunshine State celebrates all things that makes us, us.

Queensland separated from our southern counterparts 153 years ago and for years June 2-11 has marked this milestone in our history.

One proud Queenslander and a man who represented the toads on the footy field is Killarney's Rohan Hancock.

"I've always been a maroon through and through; we've just got that spirit," Mr Hancock said.

Mr Hancock played the first five State of Origin's in the 1980s and spent time in the Australian jersey.

He said his time wearing the Maroons colours was one of the proudest moments of his life.

"It was even better than playing for Australia," Mr Hancock said.

One Warwick girl, Tori Costigan, said she too was proud to call herself a Queenslander.

"I was born here, and we always win State of Origin," Tori said.



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