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Giddy Up…. The Cowboys are coming.
North Queensland rugby league star Justin O’Neill and club legends Matt Bowen and Brent Tate are visiting the Whitsunday Region in the wake of Cyclone Debbie.
Mayor Andrew Willcox said the visit would be a morale boost for the Whitsunday region community which had been hit hard by last week’s disaster.
“Our residents have shown that amazing North Queensland resilience and spirit and this is an opportunity to mingle with their sporting heroes and release the pressure valve for a day.
“The Army, SES, Ergon, firies, police, council crews and other local volunteers have been amazing community heroes throughout the past week helping with the massive clean-up so a visit by some north Queensland footy royalty will be a welcome break.
‘‘We have a long road to recovery and many are still without power but we are in this together and just like the Cowboys, our community will hang tough and come out on top.
“It is school holiday time so bring the kids out tomorrow for a meet and greet and mingle with our NQ footy stars in Bowen, Proserpine or Airlie Beach,” he said.
Cowboys CEO Greg Tonner said that with much of the region affected in some way by the natural disaster, the club saw the visit as an opportunity to lift the spirits of communities rallying after last week’s cyclone and adverse weather events.
“The team share in the highs and the lows of fellow North Queenslanders, and the chance to personally meet families and individuals involved was one they jumped at,” Mr Tonner said.
“We understand the heartbreak so many families must be feeling in the wake of the Cyclone’s aftermath, and for us to have the chance to hopefully lift the spirits of our regional supporters is one we are both looking forward to and appreciate.”
Where to catch the Cowboys:
8.30am-9.15am: Filby Motors Bowen (49 Powell Street) Meet and Greet 9.30am-10.30am: Bowen Sporting Complex Meet and Greet 11.45am-12.45pm: Whitsunday Sports Park 2489 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach Meet and Greet 2pm-2.30pm: Tour of Proserpine 2.30pm-3.15pm: Filby Motors Proserpine 62 Main Street 3.30pm-4.30pm: Meet and Greet at Les Stagg Oval, Proserpine