21 Jun 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 Utility Ben Hampton.

The free session is on Monday 24 June at the Sarina Junior Rugby League ground from 4pm to 5pm.

NQBP Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Fertin said the event is part of the third annual two-day Hay Point Bulk Ports Blitz (June 24-25).

“The players will visit four schools during their stay in the area; Alligator Creek, Sarina State, Sarina High and St Anne’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 can also hear from Cowboys Chief Operating Officer Micheal Luck how the Cowboys are reinventing themselves at a special event in Hay Point.

The free evening will be hosted by NQBP and the Mackay Chamber of Commerce at the Hay Point Hotel Monday 24 June from 6pm to 8pm.