22 May 2017

The North Queensland Cowboys and North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) today kicked off their first joint visit to Bowen as part of a three year community-based partnership.

NQBP Chief Executive Officer Steve Lewis said the partnership with the Cowboys aims to inspire young people in our port communities and educate them about the importance of positive life choices.

“The partnership is centred on both organisations’ shared values of community engagement – including with Indigenous communities and children – leadership, innovation and integrity,” Mr Lewis said.

“Like the Cowboys, North Queenslanders have a pioneering spirit that sees us succeed even when times may be tough, especially in recent times with the trail of destruction left by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

“We understand how devastating the effects of TC Debbie have been and hope that the Cowboys can inspire children and reinforce the never-give-up message to the Bowen community,” he said.

As part of the partnership the two-day visit to Bowen will include a children’s Junior Rugby League training session at Bowen PCYC conducted by club legend Matthew Bowen in conjunction with Cowboys development staff.

The Cowboys and NQBP will also visit Bowen State School, Bowen State High School, Queens Beach State School and St Mary’s Catholic School using the personality power of the players to encourage local Bowen students to make the right choices for success.