Cameron Smith shares a joke with his team mates during a Queensland Maroons State Of Origin captain's run at ANZ Stadium on May 31, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Starting an Apprenticeship WILL lead to Origin wins

Did you know Cam Smith was employed at All Trades Queensland and undertook a thrilling Certificate III in Print Machining 15 years ago?

Now a veteran, approaching a record of 37 Origin appearances, Cam will lead the Mighty Maroons tonight in their quest to retain the State of Origin shield.

Cam who has returned to ATQ as our brand ambassador came from humble beginnings, juggling footy training by night and an electrifying full-time printing apprenticeship by day.  Cam’s career accomplishments are testaments to his durability and patience, skills that he most certainly acquired from waiting for those thousands of labels to be printed off.

Sad to say, Cam never got to finish his printing apprenticeship with us due to his footy commitments, which is a dam shame because he would have most certainly been destined for great things in the label printing world.  All grudges aside All Trades Queensland and our apprentices wish to congratulate Cam on his achievement and wish him all the best for tonight.


Cameron Smith
ATQ Apprenticeship           Certificate III Print Machining (2001) (UNCOMPLETED)

Date of Birth                           18-06-1983

Height                                      185cm

Weight                                     92kg

Position                                   Hooker

Rep.Honours                         Origin: 36; Tests: 43

Junior Club                            Logan Brothers


Reference: Courier Mail, ATQ Archives