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The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys are committed to the development of rugby league talent that competes and excels at the game's highest levels.

Through CREATING COWBOYS and the Australian Sports Foundation, we invite you to make your contribution to building, developing and creating the Cowboys of today and tomorrow, as we continue to develop and refine our elite athlete development programs. 

Donations may be directed to these key areas:
• Cowboys Academy
• High Performance Unit 
• Facilities, equipment & amenities

All donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible.

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    The Cowboys Academy provides a structured pathway to support the development and transition of promising young rugby league players aged 13-17 years through the playing ranks, ultimately to NRL.

    The Academy is strategically structured to provide:

    • A best-practice system based on acquiring all the attributes required to play in the NRL
    • Access to highly qualified skill coaches, player welfare, strength and conditioning and medical staff
    • A clear pathway for athletes to build a career in rugby league

    With the largest footprint in the NRL, the Cowboys Academy is strategically comprised of five regional centres – Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton and Brisbane.

    This enables our Academy participants to travel to their closest regional centre for training sessions and gives young rugby league players living in remote areas the chance to be part of our structured pathway.

    Get involved! Your support of the Cowboys Academy through CREATING COWBOYS will assist young North Queenslanders aspiring to become professional rugby league players to have the opportunity to follow a structured pathway to develop their careers through our Academy system.


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    The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys' High Performance Unit (HPU) is charged with optimising the performance, recovery and longevity of each Cowboys squad member, to ensure the best possible team is on the field on game day.

    Led by former Cowboy Paul Bowman, the HPU combines best practice sports science, sports medicine, strength and conditioning, coaching and sports administration and strives to be one of the leading high performance units in Australian sport.

    The HPU team comprises:
    Paul Bowman, High Performance Manager
    Andrew Croll, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
    Mark Henry, NRL Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
    Anthony Wood, Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach/ Rehab Manager
    Ashley Graham, Elite Pathways Performance Coach
    Steve Burman, Performance Analyst 
    Steve Sartori, Club Physiotherapist

    Overseen by General Manager - Football Peter Parr, the HPU works closely with the teams in coaching, elite pathways, recruitment, welfare and education and game development, as well as the club's administration, commercial and community teams.

    Get involved! Your contribution to the High Performance Unit will assist in the performance and development of Cowboys NRL, NYC, Academy and scholarship players, by supporting the team behind the team. 


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    Located within the club's headquarters at home ground 1300SMILES Stadium, the Cowboys' training facilities are one of only a few within the National Rugby League to be located under roof with the club's administration offices.

    This integration promotes improved communication across teams, reinforces the club's "one team" culture and ensures that services and amenities can be centralised for greater cost efficiencies, enabling investment in key areas.

    Maintenance and capital expenditure for improvements across training facilities including gyms and equipment, training areas (grounds and aquatic) and service areas (player amenities) is an ongoing and essential component of delivering a successful and motivated team.

    Get involved! Your contribution will be directed towards ensuring the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys have access to state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and amenities, giving them the best possible chance of success.  


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