HOUSE CELEBRATES 2019 | 15.11.19
Four inspirational young men from remote North Queensland communities have created NRL Cowboys House history, recognised as the first Year 12 graduates to complete their secondary studies as boarders of the award-winning facility.
FIRST CHARITY GOLF DAY RIGHT ON PAR | 4.11.19
The inaugural Cowboys Community Foundation Charity Golf Day has put down the challenge for years to come – 19 teams, spirited competition and valuable funds for education-based programs for young North Queenslanders.
KRYSTIAN WINS DESIGN COMP | 17.09.19
NRL Cowboys House students will be travelling home for the holidays in comfort with a unique travel pillow, thanks to a design competition run by Corporate Travel Management.
HOUSE WINS NATIONAL AWARD | 17.09.19
The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys and the Cowboys Community Foundation are delighted to accept the 2019 NRL Community Program of the Year award for NRL Cowboys House.
PADDLES UP FOR FIRST REGATTA | 9.09.19
A Sunday morning activity has turned into a regatta challenge for 10 keen outriggers from NRL Cowboys House, who will compete in the Mission Beach Regatta (Round 6) & Vaka Tua Motu.
NEW GREEN SPACE FOR HOUSE | 4.09.19
NRL Cowboys House will soon have a new recreational space for their young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to enjoy in their downtime.
LEADING THE WAY FOR OUR YOUNG WOMEN | 15.08.19
To celebrate Women in League round, NRL.com travelled to Townsville to explore what the North Queensland Cowboys are doing to empower the next generation of young women.
BOYS TAKE A BREAK ON MAGGIE | 8.06.19
It’s just over the halfway stage for Term 2, and the boys have been super busy with homework, footy, outrigging, basketball, the gym and the Castle Hill climb at 5.30am! So what better way to spend a Sunday than with a trip to Magnetic Island?
CAIRNS SCHOOLS EMBRACING TRY FOR 5! | 7.06.19
The Cowboys Community Foundation’s Try for 5! program has expanded into Cairns, with three school communities taking up the attendance challenge with the help of ambassadors Matt Bowen and Ray Thompson.
COURAGE OF OUR 151 CADET UNIT | 2.06.19
54 students, 17 different communities, 7 different schools – what activity would join our young NRL Cowboys House men together as one, where the students would learn discipline, leadership, punctuality, respect and resilience? Introducing the Army Cadets!
SAIL AHOY ON SUNNY SUNDAY | 20.05.19
NRL Cowboys House Girls Campus students had a great day out on the water, enjoying a Sunday outing with a splash and some very memorable experiences on Magnetic Island!
SCHOOL’S IN AT NRL COWBOYS HOUSE! | 30.01.19
NRL Cowboys House Girls Campus was full of excitement as the girls prepared for their first day of school – best wishes to our girls and boys for a great school year!
DOORS OPEN AT NRL COWBOYS HOUSE GIRLS CAMPUS | 25.01.19
The arrival of 30 students at NRL Cowboys House Girls Campus marks an important milestone for the Cowboys Community Foundation and the young women who now take up residence for the 2019 school year.
MAKING PROGRESS: GIRLS CAMPUS OPENS SOON | 11.01.19
[GALLERY] NRL Cowboys House – Girls Campus was officially announced in August 2018 and reached practical completion in December 2018.
WINNING WITH TRY FOR 5! | 20.12.18
Bwgcolman Community School have come out on top in the 2018 Sun Metals Try for 5! School attendance challenge, with an improvement in attendance of over 9 percentage points.
WINTERSTEIN JOINS NRL COWBOYS HOUSE | 17.12.18
Retired premiership winning winger Antonio Winterstein will officially join NRL Cowboys House as Career Transitions Officer.
NRL COWBOYS HOUSE AWARDS NIGHT WRAP-UP | 30.11.18
Over 260 people gathered at NRL Cowboys House for the 2018 Awards Night to celebrate the achievements of the 50 Indigenous young men residing there.
CULTURE ON DISPLAY AT HOUSE | 12.11.18
The inclusivity of NRL Cowboys House is now on display for all to see, with flag poles donated by Sunrise Rotary proudly flying the Aboriginal, Torres Strait and Australian flags high outside the facility.
LIVING THE POSITIVE 5 AT THE HOUSE! | 30.10.18
Every day is ‘R U OK’ Day for the 50 young Indigenous men at NRL Cowboys House in Townsville.
GIRLS CAMPUS IS LOOKING LIKE HOME | 23.10.18
A group of young Indigenous women were the first to tour NRL Cowboys House Girls Campus and learn about their new home from 2019.
DISCO DONATION GOES TO NRL COWBOYS HOUSE | 22.10.18
Matt Bowen recently visited junior students at The Cathedral School who fundraised at their school disco and chose to donate the proceeds to NRL Cowboys House.
RAY INSPIRES WITH IMPORTANT MESSAGE | 05.10.18
Ray Thompson spends time at schools in regional and remote Queensland and recently visited Cunnamulla to share the Try for 5 message with primary school students.
COMMUNITY CONVO: MATT BOWEN| 05.10.18
Matt Bowen shares how students in remote communities of Far North Queensland are encouraged to attend school through the Try for 5! program.
PALM ISLAND SCHOOL LEADS CHALLENGE! | 04.10.18
The recently released Try for 5! leaderboard reveals how participating primary schools are placed in the Sun Metals inter-school competition.
ALEONTAY’S MOTIVATION FOR SUCCESS | 26.09.18
After graduating high school and finding employment Aleontay Bann is encouraging other Indigenous youth to take their education seriously.
STOCKLAND HELPS IMPROVE DIGITAL LITERACY | 17.09.18
NRL Cowboys House have new computers to help the boys with school work and keeping in touch with home, thanks to a donation from Stockland Townsville.
GENEROUS SPIRIT A WORK OF ART | 09.10.18
A student at NRL Cowboys House is the artist behind the 2018 jersey design for the Queensland Police Service Rugby League team.
COMMUNITY CONVO: RAY THOMPSON ON TRY FOR 5! | 05.09.18
Ray Thompson talks about visiting primary school students in remote towns to encourage and celebrate their successes in the Try for 5! intra-school challenge promoting improved school attendance.
LEADING THE CHARGE AT NRL COWBOYS HOUSE | 30.08.18
The five newly promoted Lance Corporals were chosen to lead in the cadet unit as they demonstrated good leadership qualities, showed initiative and a positive attitude.
SPECIAL FAMILY IN THE FRAME | 30.07.18
The Cowboys Community Foundation and NRL Cowboys House hosted some very special visitors last weekend.
GRANT BOOSTS STUDENT’S CONFIDENCE | 15.06.18
Students of NRL Cowboys House have a bounce in their step thanks to financial support from the Aurizon Community Giving Fund.
MEMORIES MADE AT NRL COWBOYS HOUSE | 05.06.18
Education is central to life at the Cowboys House and students have been studying hard, so time outside of the classroom was met with enthusiasm!
SUPPORTING NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK! | 31.05.18
Students from NRL Cowboys House share their culture and pride in their own history as a part of National Reconciliation Week 2018.
COLES DONATION HAS STUDENTS FEELING UP-“BEET”! | 12.04.18
Students at NRL Cowboys House can look forward to daily deliveries of fresh and nutritious food thanks to a generous donation from the newly-opened Coles Bushland Beach.
HOUSE BROTHERS EXCITED FOR 2018! | 08.02.18
This year’s NRL Cowboys House students were among thousands of members and fans who turned out for Cowboys Community Day, in their first official outing together since they arrived in Townsville.
NEW YEAR, NEW SCHOOL, NEW FUTURE | 26.01.18
The start of the school year heralds a fresh start for fifty students at NRL Cowboys House, as they finish up their first week at their new secondary colleges in Townsville.
HOUSE CELEBRATES 2017 WITH FRIENDS | 23.11.17
The valuable contribution of the Friends of NRL Cowboys House has been acknowledged in an intimate ceremony celebrating the program’s inaugural year.
LEARNING ON THE JOB WITH VEOLIA | 15.11.17
NRL Cowboys House founding friends Veolia Australia and New Zealand are turning up the dial on their support of the Cowboys Community Foundation.
COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS VISIT HOUSE | 02.11.17
NRL Cowboys House has hosted a group of special guests as the facility’s inaugural cohort of students head into the tail-end of the school’s final term.
BIG LIFT THANKS TO TOWNSVILLE AIRPORT | 02.11.17
Townsville Airport and travellers flying during Grand Final weekend are helping NRL Cowboys House to change the lives of young North Queenslanders.
WESTFUND’S BIG HEART FOR HOUSE | 25.07.17
Cowboys community partner Westfund have donated a state-of-the-art defibrillator to NRL Cowboys House as part of their Here for Hearts programme.
BINIRIS HELPING NRL COWBOYS HOUSE | 13.07.17
Leading cleaning and facilities maintenance company Biniris may work behind the scenes, but they’re having a major impact at NRL Cowboys House.
COWBOYS CODE FOR DIGITAL FUTURE | 28.06.17
Ray Thompson and Justin O’Neill have swapped footballs for keyboards, joining NRL Cowboys House students and Telstra for Code Club!
MINE VISIT A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY | 21.03.17
NRL Cowboys House students have experienced real-world employment with a visit to Mt Carlton gold mine, thanks to Evolution Mining.
REAL FRIENDS, REAL OUTCOMES | 13.03.17
NRL Cowboys House has gained a new friend, welcoming leading global real estate services company Cushman & Wakefield as a Founding Friend of the House.
WE BELIEVE IN YOU | 09.03.17
“We look forward to seeing our first mob of the House grow and embrace what this wonderful world can offer you”…
GALLERY – NRL COWBOYS HOUSE OPENING | 08.03.17
More than 100 special guests have joined the Cowboys Community Foundation in officially opening NRL Cowboys House…
NRL COWBOYS HOUSE OFFICIALLY OPEN | 08.03.17
NRL Cowboys House, home to students from remote North Queensland communities, has been officially opened in Townsville.
FIRST DAYS OF A STRONGER FUTURE | 20.01.17
NRL Cowboys House project manager Gayle de la Cruz and Cowboys Community Foundation director Dr Chris Sarra take us through the first week at NRL Cowboys House!
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK | 20.01.17
NRL Cowboys House has welcomed 25 students from across North Queensland for the start of the 2017 school year.
NEW FRIENDS FOR NRL COWBOYS HOUSE | 18.01.17
Paynter Dixon Queensland have joined the Cowboys community by becoming a ‘Founding Friend’ of NRL Cowboys House.
BOOST TO HOUSE LEARNING PROGRAM | 17.12.16
Students living at NRL Cowboys House next year will now have access to an Accelerated Learning Program, thanks to the Coca-Cola Australia Foundation.
PROUD GIFT TO NRL COWBOYS HOUSE | 07.11.16
The Cathedral School have thrown their support behind NRL Cowboys House with a generous donation to the Cowboys Community Foundation.
BUILDING STRONG INDIGENOUS CONNECTIONS | 24.10.16
Inaugural Founding Friend of NRL Cowboys House Fulton Hogan is taking a creative approach to building a diverse workforce.
NRL COWBOYS HOUSE TAKING SHAPE | 26.09.16
Come on a virtual tour of NRL Cowboys House, a unique boarding facility to support secondary students, on track to open for the 2017 school year.
FULTON HOGAN – FRIENDS INDEED! | 15.08.16
Construction and asphalting company Fulton Hogan has become the inaugural “Founding Friend of the House” for NRL Cowboys House – welcome aboard!
NAIDOC AWARD FOR DR CHRIS SARRA | 15.07.16
Congratulations to Dr Chris Sarra, NRL nominee to the Cowboys Community Foundation board, on being named NAIDOC’s 2016 Person of the Year.
WOORABINDA WIZ BUILDING FUTURES | 14.07.16
NRL Cowboys House, the new secondary school boarding facility under construction in Townsville, is taking shape with the help of a strong Cowboys connection.
BOWEN BUILDING MORALE IN AURUKUN | 06.06.16
Cowboys community engagement officer Matt Bowen has travelled to Aurukun as part of a delegation to promote community safety and wellbeing.
TEAMING UP FOR NORTH QUEENSLANDERS | 01.04.16
NRL Cowboys House, to be built in Townsville, will provide accommodation for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders from 2017.
NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS LAUNCH NEW CHARITY | 30.03.16
The role of the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys in North Queensland was taken to a whole new level today when club CEO Greg Tonner announced the establishment of the Cowboys Community Foundation.