PATHWAY TO THE TOP – developing rugby league talent in North Queensland
The Cowboys Academy, proudly supported by Toyota and the North Queensland Toyota Dealers, provides a structured pathway to support the development and transition of promising young rugby league players through the playing ranks, from scholarship through to NYC and ultimately NRL.
The Academy focuses on high-school aged players (13-17 years), with sessions run in regional centres encompassing Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton and Brisbane.
The Academy is strategically structured to provide:
Academy participants will gain:
Academy players are selected by the Cowboys recruitment manager, with the assistance of trusted local coaches, in late February/ early March of each year.
Recruitment and talent identification staff are present at key rugby league events, including:
Players identified for inclusion are then invited to attend six academy sessions in their local area each year.
Aaron Payne, Elite Pathway Coach
Tel 0419 662 306 | Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Clint Zammit, Recruitment Manager
Tel 0400 580 067 | Email email@example.com