Cowboys on tour: North-West Qld

Schools in Julia Creek, Cloncurry and Mount Isa feature on a three-day tour by the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys development staff this week.

Supported by the Queensland Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing, the tour continues the Cowboys’ commitment to developing grassroots rugby league with the school-based visits including engaging the students in skills training sessions, as well as talking about how to live a healthy lifestyle.

Cowboys game development manager Ryan Mahoney and development officer Gavin Lloyd were at Julia Creek State School with NRL development officer Laurie Taylor on Tuesday and will head to Cloncurry State School and St Joseph’s Cloncurry on Wednesday.

On Thursday, they’ll visit Barclay Highway State School, Spinifex State College and Sunset State School in Mt Isa.

“The kids in the region really love their rugby league, and there are plenty of Cowboys supporters there who we’re looking forward to catching up with over the three days,” Mahoney said.

“As well as talking about footy, we get to share some important messages, especially on the importance of exercise and healthy eating.

“They’re always enjoyable visits that the kids getting something out of and we also learn more about what is happening in their lives.”