Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

FOGS Help Kids See Clear Path to Careers; Origin Greats Inspire

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

FOGS Help Kids See Clear Path to Careers; Origin Greats Inspire

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Byline: Amy Formosa amy.formosa@capnews.com.au

WHEN Arthur Beetson ran onto the field for his first State of Origin match in 1980, Rockhampton cousins Nathaniel Gulfwatertion and Mark Cummins were not born.

But that hasn't stopped them idolising the rugby league legend.

Yesterday the 13-year-olds were star-struck after meeting their hero and scoring his autograph on their caps at the 2009 Queensland Former Origin Greats (FOGS) Indigenous Employment and Careers Expo.

"He is one of the greatest Queensland players," Nathaniel said.

The Rockhampton High School grade eight boys were among hundreds of Central Queensland school students given a taste for different career paths and workplace opportunities from companies and training and education providers.

The expo was managed and attended by the FOGS, a not-for-profit organisation comprising the former rugby league players who have represented Queensland in State of Origin football since 1980. …

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