Foundation takes new position
The Cowboys Community Foundation will be part of the action in the new Queensland Rugby League Women’s Competition this year in an exciting opportunity with the North Queensland Toyota Gold Stars.
The new logo and uniform of the inaugural Gold Stars team was unveiled today, with the Foundation logo taking pride of place on the left sleeve of the playing jersey.
Facilitated by the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys, the Gold Stars bring together the club’s feeder teams – the Northern Pride, Townsville Blackhawks and Mackay Cutters – to form the region’s first women’s team to enter the QRL’s new comp.
Female talent from across North Queensland will train in Cairns, Townsville and Mackay, before selected players compete in seven QRLW rounds from March.
Foundation Director Fiona Pelling welcomed the chance to showcase the brand and work of the Cowboys’ charity arm.
“This promotion will help us increase awareness for the Cowboys Community Foundation, as we embark on our fifth year of improving employment, health and social outcomes for young North Queenslanders through education-based programs,” Ms Pelling said.
“Just as our NRL Cowboys House Girls Campus is contributing to gender parity in education, the Gold Stars are providing opportunities for young women and we’re delighted to be part of their first year.”
Cowboys’ principal partner and NRL Cowboys House partner Toyota continue their prominent branding position from the NRL playing kit.
Toyota chief marketing officer Wayne Gabriel said their support of the Gold Stars was founded in a passion for regional Queensland, and that Toyota Australia and the North Queensland dealers were “incredibly proud” to begin their partnership with the Gold Stars.