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Send your farewell messages for Coops

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys are inviting members and supporters to help farewell life member Gavin Cooper as his playing career with the club draws to a close.

Members and fans will have the opportunity to submit personal messages to the Cowboys great, which will be collated into a tribute book and presented to Cooper at the end of the season Cowboys Presentation Ball.

Cooper will play his final game in North Queensland on Friday night against the Panthers, with members encouraged to take advantage of their chance to pass on a message of support for the Cowboy who has played 245 games in Cowboys colours over a glittering 15-year career!

Cowboys Director of Football Peter Parr described Cooper as one of the most influential players in club history.

“He’s one of the great contributors this club has ever had. To play the amount of games he has and the amount of time he has spent on the field is significant for me – he’s a guy that has played 80 minutes almost every game of his career, which I think has been understated,” Parr said.

“There hasn’t been a player who has cared more for this club or been more selfless for this club than Gavin Cooper. He did whatever he could to make this club successful both on and off the field and for that reason all of us who have been privileged enough to have had something to do with his career, we will look back on it as one of the great Cowboys careers.”

Peter Parr


Submission close Friday 25 September. Please keep submissions to 30 words or less.