Club donates $25k to community

The Cowboys Leagues Club has once again reinforced its commitment to the North Queensland community, donating $25,000 to the North Queensland Cowboys Gift Fund to assist disadvantaged youth and their families. The objective of the fund is for the direct relief of poverty, sickness, destitution, suffering or misfortune, providing encouragement and financial assistance towards improving the quality of life for young North Queenslanders.

Since 2012, the Cowboys Leagues Club has donated a total $125,000 to the Gift Fund, and has pledged a total commitment of $250,000 to this extremely worthy cause. On hand to accept this year’s cheque from General Manager Clint Williams was North Queensland Cowboys player and official Cowboys Leagues Club ambassador, Ray Thompson and Cowboys Gift Fund Chairman Wayne Nicholson.

“The Cowboys Leagues Club is a community owned Club, and we try to return as much to the community as possible – the Community Fund is undoubtedly in keeping with this goal. We are truly passionate about supporting the people who support us right across North Queensland region and beyond,” Mr Williams confirmed.

Cowboys Gift Fund Chairman Wayne Nicholson was excited by the future opportunities that this year’s donation would create.

“This donation from the Cowboys Leagues Club will be a massive help to our work with disadvantaged youth and their families in the North Queensland community. I’m sure there will be some very worthy recipients of their fantastic generosity across the region,” Mr Nicholson said.

The Cowboys Gift Fund committee sit down to consider all of the funding applications twice a year, in June and December.  By the end of 2016, the Gift Fund will have granted in excess of $300,000 to deserving North Queenslanders, and the Cowboys Leagues Club is looking forward to continuing their partnership with this valuable community program well into the future.

To apply for the Cowboys Gift Fund, applicants must be 25 years of age or under or work closely with an individual in that age group who needs something to improve their quality of life. Applicants must live or be based in the Cowboys’ talent recruitment geographical catchment area of North Queensland, from Torres Strait in the north, west to Mt Isa and south to Mackay. Grants are limited to a maximum of $3,000, although part-payments of grants may be considered in applications exceeding $3,000. Requests for cash donations will not be considered. Any interested applicants should visit the North Queensland Cowboys website for further information, application forms and procedures at

To support the Cowboys Gift Fund and become a part of this great community initiative, please contact the Cowboys Community Team at