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Ampol Little Origin at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

The final game of the 2021 Ampol Little Origin series will be played this Wednesday night on the Gold Coast.

Jimboomba State School will be the Little Maroons team for the night while Merrimac State School will be the Little Blues representatives.

The match will be played during half-time of the final match of the 2021 Ampol State of Origin series.

The Ampol Little Origin members will have been involved in all the pre-game rituals with a skills session run by Maroons great Corey Parker and League Stars workshop with Clinton Toopi.

The Little Origin series resumes after a busy weekend when matches were played before both the women's and men's Origin matches in June.

It all started on the Friday night when Yeppoon State School represented the Maroons and St Catherine’s Singleton played for NSW as part of the women's Origin match on the Sunshine Coast.

The match ended with NSW scoring a 4-0 win.

Prior to playing the teams went through a League Stars session with former NRL player Clinton Toopi.

The Little Origin concept continued on Sunday when the teams representing NSW and Queensland staged a 2-2 draw as part of the second match of the men's series at Suncorp Stadium.

Caloundra State School played for the Maroons and Berrinba State School did likewise for the Blues.

Participants in Little Origin at Suncorp Stadium
Participants in Little Origin at Suncorp Stadium ©Supplied

The children also took part in a League Stars session and were able to watch plenty of the main game.

The weekend Little Origin matches came after another 20 children received a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the opening match of the men's Origin series in Townsville.

With the full house at Queensland Country Bank Stadium providing a great atmosphere, the under-10s enjoyed themselves.

Ten players from Weir State School represented the Little Maroons against their Blues counterparts from Belgian Gardens State School.

The selection criteria required teams to be mixed, under 10 and participating in an NRL schools program in NSW or Queensland.

Participants in the Ampol Little Origin match.
Participants in the Ampol Little Origin match. ©Supplied

For the record, NSW scored a 4-2 victory in a spirited contest.

Also included in the Little Origin experience was a jersey presentation from NRL legends and a behind-the-scenes tour of the North Queensland Cowboys' High Performance Centre.

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