Return visits to the port communities of Sarina, Mackay, Bowen and Weipa are on the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys’ radar as their long-running community partnership with North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) continues in 2020.
Ports partnership celebrates three years
Launched in 2016, the partnership has engaged thousands of school children and community members over four years in a well-established program of school visits, port site visits and business networking.
The partnership enables Cowboys players and ambassadors, like club legend and life member Matthew Bowen, to connect with school children in outdoor activities and through the delivery of important messages on positive life choices.
Each port community also hosts a popular annual business networking function with presentations from Cowboys leaders, giving local business the opportunity to come together to learn about the club and further develop their region’s potential in partnership with their port.
NQBP CEO Nicolas Fertin is delighted to be kicking off this year’s blitz program with the partnership extension.
“Our community partnership with the Cowboys is one of our largest and longest and enables us to make a positive impact on communities throughout the North,” Mr Fertin said.
“We’re very happy to be continuing our NQBP blitzes to bring the Cowboys to these communities and have seen great results from our joint events over the years.
As the port authority for four ports that connect North Queensland to the world and support 28,000 trade jobs, it’s important we give back to the areas we operate in.Nicolas Fertin, NQBP CEO
“Our team works hard with the Cowboys to ensure our visits provide maximum value to each of our port communities.”
For Cowboys CEO Jeff Reibel, the visits provide a unique link with these communities within the club’s footprint.
“Our partnership with NQBP enables us to reach the people of Weipa, Sarina, Mackay and Bowen in a very meaningful way, and we are grateful to have this connection,” Mr Reibel said.
Each community is different, and together with NQBP we’re able to tailor the visits to meet their specific needs, which has been key in this highly collaborative partnership.Jeff Reibel, Cowboys CEO
“NQBP understand their communities and we applaud their innovation and commitment to assisting the wellbeing of these communities through our ongoing partnership.”
Update on Mackay visits, 17-18 March
In light of the recent developments and announcements regarding COVID-19, NQBP has decided to postpone the ‘An even playing field for all’ event (Tuesday 17 March) and the North Queensland Cowboys Bulk Ports Blitz (17-18 March) in Mackay.
NQBP thanks you for your understanding and support.