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It's usually a team effort, but Cowboys Adopt-a-School visits are continuing in Term 3 with the hard work and dedication of club legend Matthew "Mango" Bowen!

With the NRL isolation 'bubble' continuing for the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys players, Matt is visiting program schools as team representative for their 'adopted' Cowboys, with the help of his offsider Gavin Lloyd. 

Supported by program partner Adani Australia, the visits are keeping the connection strong and giving schools the opportunity to have their club ambassador reinforce positive messages and engage with students in classroom and outdoor activities.

Despite the pandemic, Adopt-a-School has continued in 2020, with players reaching program schools by Q&A video last term. 

Here's what some of our program schools are saying about their Term 3 visits – thanks for sharing!


This week children in Prep and Year 5 spent time with NQ Cowboys Matt Bowen learning new skills. The children were very...

Posted by Holy Spirit Catholic School on Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Our year 6 students enjoyed having Matt Bowen as our Adopt-A-Cowboy in place of Coen Hess on Wednesday. Thank you to the North Queensland Cowboys for their ongoing support of this program.

Posted by Bohlevale State School on Sunday, 9 August 2020

A surprise visit today from Matty Bowen who popped into our PE lesson at the Annandale Campus. #TsvGrammarSPORT Learn more |

Posted by Townsville Grammar School on Wednesday, 22 July 2020

How lucky are we to get a visit from Matty Bowen? 5TH enjoyed a Q & A session followed by a game with Matty! Thank you Matty for visiting our school!😁😃

Posted by Aitkenvale State School on Sunday, 26 July 2020

Year 5/6 students were lucky to have a visit from Cowboys legend Matty Bowen. After an illustrious career in the NRL,...

Posted by Southern Cross Catholic College, Annandale on Wednesday, 22 July 2020

As our Under 8’s morning winds up, we’d like to thank our wonderful staff for all their efforts in pulling today’s event...

Posted by St Benedict's Catholic School, Shaw on Thursday, 23 July 2020

Some videos in the comments 😁

Posted by Townsville Community Learning Centre on Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Adopt-a-School is proudly presented by Adani Australia and supported by community partners Wilmar, Evolution Mining, Hutchinson Builders and Westfund.

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