A record 22,876 members have joined the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys for the 2018 season, making it the highest annual membership tally in the club's history.
Cowboys CEO Greg Tonner thanked members in a video for their ongoing contribution to the North Queensland club and its membership program, proudly supported by membership partner Shine Lawyers.
The club record follows the Cowboys v Broncos game on Thursday 9 August, which contributed to a 5.8% rise in memberships in just one week.
It's expected that the Cowboys v Eels game will draw one of the biggest crowds for the 2018 season, with members showing their support for JT at his last home game, on Friday 24 August at 1300SMILES Stadium.
Members share why they belong to the Cowboys family:
"I never watched any sport until I was dragged to a Cowboys game. Now I'm an addicted fan as my first impression was the team and the whole of Townsville supports them. What an amazing spirit this team inspires." - George
"I love being a member of the Cowboys so I can go to every game and cheer them on. Win, lose or draw I still support them." - Debbie
"I love being a member as it brings my mates and I together every few weeks for a catch up but to mainly cheer on the boys!" - Sam
"We love being Cowboys members because it is a club you feel really proud to belong to. The support and achievements on and off the field, and behind the scenes, is amazing!" - Leannie
"I like meeting other members who sit next to you than becoming friends with them." - Maurice
"I love the feeling of being in a family environment and that's what the Cowboys members make us feel like." - Lesley
Thanks for your ongoing support!