Cowboys and RGS announce League cooperation
The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys and The Rockhampton Grammar School announced an alliance today that will provide important opportunities for Grammar students and coaches to develop Rugby League skills and the Cowboys to enhance their local talent identification programme.
“We’ll have Cowboys coaches, team members and development staff on site at School working closely with our young athletes and coaches to deliver a competitive and thorough programme,” said Rockhampton Grammar School Headmaster Dr Phillip Moulds.
“This is a real positive for young Central Queensland league players. It places RGS in a position to be able to provide the best possible pathways for students to develop as both players and people, as well as focus on their academic studies,” added Dr Moulds.
The arrangement is the only official school partnership that the Cowboys have in Central Queensland. The announcement follows last week’s news that the School had acquired Rockhampton’s Rugby Park.
“We’re really interested in Rockhampton Grammar’s player development, the School has great facilities and both organisations focus on the development of the whole person” said North Queensland Cowboys’ Elite Pathway Manager Micheal Luck.
“The opportunities RGS provides in sport are as wide and as varied as the opportunities presented in the Arts, the Sciences and across all of our academic and co-curricular programmes,” said Dr Moulds.
The Cowboys will conduct training and development session at the School and RGS staff will participate in the Cowboys Elite Player Camp.
“Up and coming League players need to be smart, adaptive, agile and well-rounded. Relationships such as this will help us design and implement best-practice development pathways for young NRL talent,” added Mr Luck.
Students from Year 5 through to Year 12 play Rugby League at RGS.