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The Cushing family's member moment

It was the icing on the cake for honeymooners David and Ainslee Cushing to witness North Queensland Toyota Cowboys claim the XXXX Derby trophy last week.

They attended the Cowboys v Broncos game with David's parents, Helen and Simon Cushing, who are platinum members with season tickets to attend Cowboys home games.

Helen and Simon live in Mackay and drive four hours to see the Cowboys in action on home ground whenever they can.

They were already in Townsville for the Broncos game though, for the wedding of David and Ainslee.

David's mum Helen shared that the alignment of wedding and games dates was no coincidence. "The wedding date had been picked so it didn't coincide with a home game," she said.

Helen elaborated: "They decided to go to Magnetic Island for the honeymoon on the Sunday and returned from there on the Thursday to be able to make the game against the Broncos."

According to Helen, her new daughter-in-law Ainslee has not only become one of the Cushing family by marrying David. She's entered into the Cowboys family as a supporter too.

"David and Ainslee are both Cowboys fans, although I'm pretty sure it was David that got Ainslee into watching them," Helen said.

The Cushing family is originally from Yorkshire, England, and moved to Australia in 2009. Helen said that the decision to support the Cowboys wasn't a hard one. 

"Cowboys is our team and there's no other team like them. Coming from the North of England to the North of Australia it wasn't a hard decision to support the northern most NRL club," Helen said.

The Cushings will be at the Cowboys v Eels game on Friday 24 August at 1300SMILES Stadium.

"It will be a terrific game, especially as it's JT's last home game," Helen said.

To join as a member:
Phone: 1300 462 692 (option 1)
In person: Cowboys HQ, 1300SMILES Stadium

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