Jerseys on offer to support house
NRL Cowboys House Girls Campus is set to be the major beneficiary as unique player-worn Cowboys jerseys go under the hammer for charity.
Bidding is now open for the uniquely themed North Queensland Toyota Cowboys jerseys which were worn during the NRL Women in League Round match against Wests Tigers at Queensland Country Bank Stadium.
The jersey sales will go towards the ON OUR WAY TO $20k fundraising campaign with the goal to raise $20,000 for the girls’ campus across two Women in League game day activations.
With $3,500 already raised through the 50-50 Charity Raffle the jersey auction is already providing a significant boost, with bidding already sitting at over $10,000.
Managed by the Cowboys Community Foundation, NRL Cowboys House improves employment, health and social outcomes for young Indigenous North Queenslanders through education-based programs.
The jersey auction includes 15 match-worn, player-signed jerseys as well as jerseys each signed by debutants Jeremiah Nanai (try on debut) and Griffin Neame.
There is also a team-signed Women in League jersey on offer.
Cowboys Community Foundation Director Fiona Pelling said the auction is a chance for members and fans to own a unique piece of Cowboys memorabilia while helping improve the futures of young women.
“This initiative will go a long way to supporting our female students on their personal journeys to success,” she said.
“There are so many facets to the work undertaken at NRL Cowboys House including transition programs, health and wellbeing services, cultural activities and external partnerships that help our students dictate what their own futures can look like.
“Money raised through the ON OUR WAY TO $20K fundraising campaign will ensure that important work continues to help students feel fully supported on their path.”
This year’s NRL Women in League game featured many of the club’s rising stars with a youthful backline taking the field including the two debutants, Neame and Nanai, alongside second-rowers Heilum Luki and Ben Condon.
The club’s Ken Stephen Medal nominee Tom Gilbert also took the field, while fan favourites Valentine Holmes and Kyle Feldt also have their jerseys up for grabs.
For your chance to own a jersey worn by the next generation of North Queensland talent, or one of the club’s current crop of superstars, bid now at cowboys.com.au/auction.
Bidding closes at 12pm on Tuesday, 24 August.