27 May 2017

Aspiring future Cowboys have the chance to learn from the best thanks to North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP).

Cowboys and NQBP join forces for Weipa community.

Players 6 to 16 years can train with former Cowboys player Ray Thompson, as well as one of the brightest prospects in Queensland, Cowboys player Kurt Wiltshire.

The free session is on Monday 27 May at the Central Cape Suns Rugby League Club from 4pm to 5pm.

NQBP Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Fertin said the event is part of the third annual two-day Weipa Bulk Ports Blitz (May 27-28).

“The players will visit Western Cape College (both junior and senior campuses) and St Joseph’s Parish school,” 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 was 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.”

Cowboys General Manager – Community Fiona Pelling said the club is excited about returning to Weipa, with the Far North Queensland community always showing a warm welcome.

“We’ve had the opportunity to visit Weipa as part of our community partnership with North Queensland Bulk Ports for several years now, and these visits are a highlight on our calendar,” Ms Pelling said.

“We thank NQBP for their community focus and the chance to partner in community in our very large northern footprint.”

Learn more about the community partnership here.