North Queensland pathways
The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys are committed to creating pathways for 'homegrown' rugby league talent through our close affiliation and support of Queensland Cup feeder teams Townsville Blackhawks, Northern Pride and Mackay Cutters.
The Cowboys and its three feeder clubs are partners in a long-term strategy that provides a clear pathway to the National Rugby League for juniors from the region.
The partnership supports progression for North Queensland juniors from their local club competitions to the Queensland Cup age group set-ups in their home regions, through to senior Queensland Cup and on to the NRL with the North Queensland Cowboys.
Representing Townsville and districts, the Townsville Blackhawks were admitted to the Queensland Cup in September 2014, first competing in the 2015 season.
Home ground: Jack Manski Oval, Kirwan
CEO: Justin Wilkins
Coach: Aaron Payne
More info: blackhawkstsv.com.au
Representing Far North Queensland, the Northern Pride were founded in 2007 and played their first Queensland Cup season in 2008.
Home ground: Barlow Park, Cairns
CEO: Greg Dowling
Coach: Ty Williams
Premierships: 2 (2010, 2014)
More info: northernpride.com.au
Representing Mackay and districts, the Mackay Cutters were founded in 2007 and played their first Queensland Cup season in 2008.
Home ground: Mackay Stadium
CEO: Troy Rovelli
Coach: Steve Sheppard
More info: mackaycutters.com.au