Partnering for the love of rugby league

The love of rugby league that first brought North Queensland Toyota Cowboys together and charity Men of League Foundation has led to a formal partnership with a Memorandum of Understanding signed today.

The agreement seals a partnership with Men of League Queensland that started in 2008, when the Townsville chapter first began their work for the rugby league community with then Cowboys coach Graham Murray as president.

Men of League Townsville president Mark Williams and Cowboys CEO Jeff Reibel.
Men of League Townsville president Mark Williams and Cowboys CEO Jeff Reibel.

Men of League supports players, coaches, referees, officials and administrators from all levels of the game, including their families, and the broader rugby league community.

Cowboys CEO Jeff Reibel said he is proud of the partnership, it’s history and future.

“We’re excited to expand on a well-established relationship to include increased engagement with Men of League committees and chapters across the North Queensland region,” Reibel said.

“Our love for the sport and shared passion for the region first drew us together and will prove to be a great foundation for our partnership moving forward.”

Men of League Foundation Townsville president Mark Williams said that he looks forward to continuing the work of the past 12 years.

“Our agreement with the Cowboys has given us the opportunity to proactively look for ways our two brands can continue to serve the rugby league community,” Williams said.

“We now have former Cowboy player Ray Thompson as our ambassador as part of the agreement, which is just a new evolution of our relationship with the club.”

The Men of League Foundation will be at 1300SMILES Stadium in Cowboys Corner for Cowboys vs Broncos on Thursday 8 August to raise awareness of the charity.

Townsville president Mark, secretary Terry, ambassador Ray and Cowboys CEO Jeff.
Townsville president Mark, secretary Terry, ambassador Ray and Cowboys CEO Jeff.

More about Men of League Foundation

Since 2002 the Men of League Foundation has supported their sporting family facing tough times through:

  • Hospital visits to members
  • Mobility for injured members
  • Preventing social isolation
  • Food vouchers to those in need

For more information go to menofleague.com.