16 Jul 2017

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys and NQBP kicked off their first joint visit to Weipa 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 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 challenging and unpredictable.

“We understand the pressures of working in regional and remote locations, as well as the wonderful opportunities that brings as well.

“When we all work together as north Queenslanders, we can stay ahead of the game to ensure we are ready to meet any challenges that lie ahead.

“We hope that the Cowboys can inspire children and reinforce this never-give-up message to the Weipa community.”

As part of the partnership the two-day visit to Weipa will include a children’s skills and drills session at Napranum PCYC conducted by club legend Brent Tate in conjunction with Cowboys development staff.

Visits to St Joseph’s Parish School and Western Cape College are also scheduled using the personality power of the players to encourage local Weipa students to make the right choices for success.