6 Aug 2019

ASPIRING rugby league players have the chance to learn from the best thanks to North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP).

Boys and girls aged 6 to 16 years can train with Cowboys legend Ray Thompson, as well as Cowboys Hooker Kurt Baptiste.

The free session is on Tuesday 13 August at the Bowen Seagulls grounds from 4pm to 5pm.

NQBP Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Fertin said the event is part of the third annual two-day Bowen Bulk Ports Blitz (August 13-14).

“The players will visit five schools during their stay in the area; Queens Beach State School, Bowen State School, Bowen State High School, Merinda Primary School and St Mary’s,” Mr Fertin said.

"The Blitz is part of our community partnership with the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys,” he said.

“It’s about using the personality power of the Cowboys to encourage local students to make the right choices for success.”

Mr Fertin said the three-year partnership built on NQBP’s and the Cowboys shared values of leadership, engagement and integrity.

"We want to inspire and educate young people in our port communities to make positive life choices,” he said.

“This includes a focus on indigenous communities and children.”

Business and community members will also hear from Cowboys Chief Operating Officer Micheal Luck about how the Cowboys are reinventing themselves at a special event being held at the Cove Restaurant.

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North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation contact:
Emilie Power | Regional Stakeholder Engagement Advisor
07 4969 0773 | epower@nqbp.com.au