Shine Sofa a family affair
North Queensland Toyota Cowboys major partner and membership sponsor Shine Lawyers reward a lucky Cowboys member each home game with premium front row seats on the exclusive Shine Super Sofa.
Decade-long Cowboys members Bree and Ryan Denniss and their young daughters Tilly (6) and Poppy (3 months) – also members – were treated to a special sideline experience at the Round 3 Cowboys home game at 1300SMILES Stadium, thanks to Shine Lawyers.
Usually seated in the Eastern grandstand, the Platinum Star members have been attending home games for 10 years, and were thrilled to watch the game from the Shine Super Sofa in the Western grandstand.
“Being on the Shine Sofa was a huge honour and privilege; it allowed us to view a different aspect of the game,” Bree said.
“You can hear the plays being called and the ways in which all the players communicate with their team mates – it was a pretty cool insight.
“We all have different favourite players, but for me I really liked watching Jake Granville play, and the way he darted in and around plays.”
To make their night even better, the prime location also gave Tilly the chance to meet her hero JT and receive his prized match-worn headgear.
"JT is one of Tilly’s favourite players, so for her to be at the fence and get his headgear at the end of the game – it’s such a huge moment in her life!
“Tilly and Poppy were both born in Townsville, and have been coming to games since they were born, so have had no choice but to support the Cowboys.”
While Bree has supported the North’s team since the Cowboys entered the national competition, for her husband Ryan – originally from Sydney – it was a bit of a re-education.
“Ryan was posted to Townsville with the Army in 2004 and originally supported the Raiders and Bulldogs, but quickly changed to support the Cowboys,” Bree said.
The exclusive Shine Sofa, complete with food and beverage package, hosts four special guests every home game – it's Shine's way of acknowledging community contribution and the invaluable support for North Queensland’s national rugby league team.
For more information on Shine Lawyers and details for their Townsville branch, visit shine.com.au.