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The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys and Townsville City Council are pleased to welcome thirty young locals from the Townsville Aboriginal & Islander Health Service (TAIHS) Youth Support Service to tonight's game at 1300SMILES Stadium.

TAIHS are special guests for the Cowboys Field of Dreams program, which gives special individuals in our community the chance to see their Cowboys heroes live in action.

Established in 1974 with a vision to provide holistic care to support the physical, social, emotional, cultural and spiritual wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, TAIHS has grown to become much more than a health service.

Now also providing community services and programs responding to supported accommodation, youth services, family support and child safety needs, TAIHS supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Townsville and north-west Queensland to achieve better health and wellbeing outcomes.

"TAIHS is passionate about young people and their development as the future leaders of our community," Sara Zuchowski, TAIHS Youth Support Service senior case worker said.

"Through our youth shelter, youth support service and youth health promotion program we're working to empower young people by assisting, connecting, engaging and promoting healthy, fulfilled lifestyles.

"Everybody going on Thursday night is really looking forward to it. It will be a great opportunity to get together, relax, and have a fun night out. Most importantly, we expect to be the most vocal Cowboys supporters in the whole stadium!" 

Each game day, a Field of Dreams community partner donates 30 home game tickets to their preferred charity ororganisation in recognition of their valuable contribution to our local community.

“The TAIHS Youth Support Service plays an important role in our community and will be a key partner with us when NRL Cowboys House opens for the 2017 school year,” Cowboys general manager - community said.

"Thanks to Townsville City Council for giving these young people the chance to come to the game, and for their continued support for Field of Dreams."  

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