Fan favourites Matt Bowen and Paul Bowman will hit the road next month for a goodwill trip to Julia Creek.
Bowman played 203 games for the Cowboys and is a Life Member of the North Queensland Cowboys.
He is also a long term employee of the Cowboys and is currently their High Performance Manager.
Bowman also played 12 Origin games for Queensland.
Bowen played 270 games for the Cowboys in the NRL and 45 for the Wigan Warriors in the English Super League.
He also played 10 games for Queensland, one for Australia and two for the Indigenous All Stars. He also featured twice for the Prime Minister’s 13.
Both players are legends in the north and are excited to be able to travel to the communities of the Flinders Highway to share their knowledge and experiences in the game and to have some fun with the people in the communities.
Earlier in 2019, the Flinders Highway and the communities of the Flinders Highway were devastated by a severe weather event.
The Queensland Rugby League was a successful recipient in round one of the Year of Outback Tourism Events Program during the Year of Outback Tourism 2019 and this funding will be used to help take Bowen and Bowman to Julia Creek for the annual Town and Country clash on Friday, October 4.
Planning is still under way for the trip, but it is anticipated that both Bowman and Bowen will do some community visits on the Friday afternoon in Julia Creek and then help out with the Town and Country Netball game.
In a fun twist, they are set to become opponents as “assistant coaches” for the respective Town and Country teams.
This trip comes off the back of a successful trip to Richmond this past weekend where former Cowboy and NRL ambassador Antonio Winterstein met with fans.
Details of the Julia Creek visit:
Date: Friday, October 4
Location: Kev Bannah
Organiser: Scott Nosworthy (0419 688 691)