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Cowboys to partner with Rugby League Townsville District

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys have signed a landmark five-year partnership with Rugby League Townsville District running through the 2028 season.

The Cowboys will provide a significant financial investment designed to engage, deliver and grow junior and senior RLTD competitions as well as being an extension of the Cowboys’ investment in grassroots and community rugby league in Townsville and the wider North Queensland region.

The Hutchinson Builders Centre and training field will be available to the RLTD for coach and player development as well as facilities for functions and meetings.

The Cowboys will host a RLTD Volunteer Round each year, where volunteers from RLTD clubs will receive tickets to a designated game at Queensland Country Bank Stadium as well as a pre-game function.

As part of the partnership, the Cowboys have secured naming rights for all RLTD female and male competitions at both junior and senior level.

L-R: Chace Kennedy (Western Lions), Blaize Goodwin (Townsville Brothers), Michael Morgan, Ray Thompson, Ava Wagner (South RLFC), Aleeah Michael (Upper Ross Rams)
L-R: Chace Kennedy (Western Lions), Blaize Goodwin (Townsville Brothers), Michael Morgan, Ray Thompson, Ava Wagner (South RLFC), Aleeah Michael (Upper Ross Rams)

The Cowboys logo will appear on all RLTD polo shirts and representative jerseys along with Cowboys signage at the Junior Rugby League Fields in Kirwan.

“The North Queensland Cowboys are delighted to enter this new and exciting partnership with Rugby League Townsville District,” Cowboys CEO Jeff Reibel said.

“Since our inception in 1995, our club has been committed to growing the game at the grassroots level throughout our region and this partnership not just continues, but expands that work.

“I would like to thank Roger and his committee for their eagerness to work with our club. We look forward to the opportunity to help nurture the next generation of rugby league players in Townsville as well as supporting the strong RLTD senior competition.”

RLTD Chairman Roger Whyte said the partnership with the Cowboys would significantly strengthen rugby league at all levels in Townsville.

“This collaboration with the North Queensland Cowboys dates back to January of this year when Jeff and Micheal Luck attended our planning workshop to provide feedback on rugby league at grassroots levels in our region,” Whyte said.

“That is the catalyst behind our two organisations striking this arrangement.

“We are looking forward to the next five years of this relationship, which I have no doubt will foster and reinvigorate the grassroots levels of rugby league in Townsville with the quality input through human and physical resources provided by the Cowboys.

“There are exciting times ahead for rugby league in Townsville.”

Acknowledgement of Country

North Queensland Cowboys respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.