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Cowboys in Games baton relay!

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys co-captain Johnathan Thurston and general manager of football Peter Parr will proudly represent the region as baton bearers in this weekend's Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay in Townsville.

The Queen's baton will travel through Townsville on Sunday 18 March before arriving at Jezzine Barracks for the community celebration.

The second leg of the Townsville visit will kick off along Boundary Street on Monday 19 March, before the baton travels on to Ayr.

Congratulations to JT and Parrie, and to all the baton bearers – we encourage all members and fans to come out and cheer them on!

Johnathan Thurston

  • Townsville - Day 1: Sunday 18 March
  • 5.27pm (anticipated start time)
  • Start location: Light pole adjacent to path to Kissing Point, North Ward
  • End location: Jezzine Barracks, Mitchell Street, North Ward

Peter Parr

  • Townsville - Day 2: Monday 19 March
  • 8.04am (anticipated start time)
  • Start location: 210 Charters Towers Road, Hermit Park
  • End location: Intersection of Charters Towers Road, and Gleeson Street, Hermit Park

For more information on the Queen's Baton Relay, visit or

Acknowledgement of Country

North Queensland Cowboys respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.