NRL COWBOYS HOUSE
Winner of the 2019 NRL Community Program of the Year award! NRL Cowboys House provides supported accommodation for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from some of North Queensland’s most remote and educationally disadvantaged communities, enabling them to access quality secondary education opportunities in Townsville.
NRL Cowboys House removes distance as a barrier to accessing education and provides the stability and support students need to be able to fulfil their potential while building long-lasting friendships and life skills along the way.
The Boys Campus officially opened in 2017 and is home to 55 young Indigenous men, while the Girls Campus opened its doors to 30 young Indigenous women in 2019.
The facility will reach its capacity with 105 students at the start of the 2020 school year. Both facilities are purpose-designed and culturally respectful environments providing life-changing opportunities for some of the most disadvantaged students in the country.
Managed by the Cowboys Community Foundation, the charity arm of the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys, NRL Cowboys House is a joint initiative between the National Rugby League, North Queensland Cowboys, the Queensland Government and the Australian Government.