At the beginning of this year NRL Cowboys House reached full occupancy when 50 young men arrived to settle into their new home away from home. Six months into the year, and as Term 2 draws to a close, many memories have been made. Students have...
Formed a Cadet Unit
151 ACU Cowboys House is the newest cadet unit formed under the community-based youth development organisation Australian Army Cadets (AAC). Dressed in their new camo gear, students participated in a variety of activities at Lavarack Barracks, followed by a barbeque.
Set a world record
Students were among two hundred and fifty dancers who performed the same corroboree. They joined the Palm Island community for the event on Saturday 21 April, to break a Guinness World Record!
Marched to remember
Students proudly marched during the ANZAC Day parade held in Townsville. Students ended their march by removing their caps as they received the 'eyes right' order to look at the Brigadier on the podium.
Sailed the seas
With the help of SeaLink Queensland, twenty-five students from the House were fortunate to visit Magnetic Island to explore the Coral Trekker. The ship docked at Magnetic Island as part of its voyage north and students were fortunate to tour the ship and to meet the crew.
NRL Cowboys House is in its second year of operation and now accommodates 50 students, providing life-changing opportunities for some of the most disadvantaged students in the country.
The House is a joint initiative between the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys, the National Rugby League and Queensland and Australian Governments, and is managed by the Cowboys Community Foundation, the charity arm of the Cowboys.
For more information go to www.cowboysfoundation.org.au/programs/nrl-cowboys-house.