Supporting next generation of Cowboys

After hundreds of hours volunteering the Cowboys Supporters Team have delivered a cheque for $50,000 to the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys to go towards their player development programs.

The funds raised will go to the club's Elite Pathways program, which has a successful track record of developing players through the ranks to wearing a Cowboys jersey at NRL level.

The cheque for funds raised over the 2017 season was presented to Cowboys CEO Greg Tonner and the club's Elite Pathways coach Aaron Payne.

A Cowboys life member, Payne thanked the Supporters Team for their donation, and said the funds would help the Cowboys to develop future NRL stars from North Queensland.

"Identifying and developing talented juniors from the North Queensland region is one of our main goals with the development programs. The funds the Supporters Team contribute every year helps us to achieve that," he said.

The Supporters Team's continued dedication to the Cowboys has included running the doubles at each NRL home game at 1300SMILES Stadium and the popular Supporters Thursday evening raffles at the Cowboys Leagues Club during the NRL season.

Supporters Team president Don Cameron said they choose to volunteer to support the Cowboys team.

"We are a group of volunteers giving up our own time to support our boys," he said.

"It's really satisfying that we can help the Cowboys and North Queensland's young rugby league players in this way every year."

After volunteering actively for over a decade, donations from the Supporters Team reached over half a million dollars in 2017.