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Club statement

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys have issued this statement on behalf of club ambassador and life member Matthew Bowen.

I wish to clarify my recent involvement in marketing-related materials for QNI Resources, in support of the Yabulu refinery.

The primary reason for my involvement in this project is to support the potential for new job creation in Townsville.

Townsville is my home. I am extremely proud of our city and want to ensure a better future not just for my family but the wider community.

I have no political aspirations or any intention to join a political party, and my involvement with QNI Resources is not connected in any way to my employment with the North Queensland Cowboys.

As a longstanding resident of Townsville, I am keen to help with anything that can improve the wellbeing of our people and the betterment of our community.

- Matthew Bowen

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.