SCHOOL students in the Bowen region of Queensland will get an insight into what it takes to be a North Queensland Cowboy, as part of a program run by North Queesland Bulk Ports.

The Moving Forward Together partnership will see Cowboys life member Matthew Bowen and Mackay-born hooker Reuben Cotter share their knowledge with students at various schools during a two-day trip.

NQBP chief executive Nicolas Fertin said the school visits were part of the Bowen Bulk Ports Blitz which is conducted annually in partnership with the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys.

“The school visits are always a hit, with Cowboys players and ambassadors, such as club legend Matthew Bowen, providing some fun outdoor activities while promoting important messaging around positive life choices,” Mr Fertin said.

“Like the Cowboys, we’re passionate about leading positive change in our communities.

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“As the port authority for four ports that connect North Queensland to the world and support 28,000 trade jobs, it’s important we give back to the areas in which we operate, so we’re extremely proud to bring the Cowboys Blitz to Bowen.”

Cowboys CEO Jeff Reibel said the ambassadors were looking forward to visiting Bowen.

“We love the support we receive from the Bowen community – we know we have members and fans who travel for our home games and get behind their NRL team.

“The opportunity to visit local schools and engage with the people of Bowen through the Blitz is one way we can show our appreciation for their support,” Mr Reibel said.

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