Police sergeant Paul Breitkreutz was 'more excited than a three-year-old at a Wiggles concert' to toss the match coin with his son Sean at last Friday's game against the Knights.
Paul, a Charters Towers resident, won the opportunity to be part of the official coin toss with captains from both teams by renewing his full season membership with the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys for 2019.
"I'm very excited to see what next year can bring and hope the boys can have a good end of season leading towards 2019," he said.
Paul travels to Townsville, where his son Sean, daughter-in-law Courtney and grandchildren Tanner and Zali live, attending home games together with a close group of supporters.
"We sit in a group of friends in the Northern stand and we are like a big family. I just love watching the boys play – win, lose or draw."
It was a double win for the Cowboys on Friday night, with the Old Boys securing a win against the Police Masters team, and the Cowboys claiming victory over the Knights.
"I was very pleased to have the opportunity to see my police mates play in the lead up game and was thrilled that the Cowboys had a win. I've been boasting that my coin toss was a lucky charm that night," Paul said.
The Gold Star member has been supporting the Cowboys since the team's inaugural year in the National Rugby League.
"I lived in Central Queensland in 1995 at the time of the Cowboys' foundation and was happy to have a team I could call and identify as my own."
Paul has made his allegiance to North Queensland's own team permanent, in the form of a tattoo.
"After winning the premiership in 2015, I had my Cowboys tattoo updated to reflect that win. I've since had JT sign next to the premiership tatt and had his signature tattooed."
Thanks for your support, Paul!