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Townsville students adopt a cowboy

​North Queensland Cowboys star Jake Granville with TCLC student

For the students of a Townsville special school, the highlight of the year is their regular visits from their resident Cowboy footballer Jake Granville.

Townsville Community Learning Centre Special School (TCLC) principal Christine Dawes said that their wonderful connection with the Cowboys began 12 years ago.

"Our school was approached by the Cowboys to see if the Adopt-A-School program was something we'd be interested in," Ms Dawes said.

"Since Jake became our adopted Cowboy, he has met and engaged with every student through refereeing student football games and playing games with the students.

"Jake has developed a positive and strong rapport with all our students at TCLC."

Ms Dawes added that Jakes' visits to the school were great for student confidence levels and self-esteem building for all the students at the school.

"It is a wonderful opportunity to interact with a real star and for some of the students it's a chance to meet their role model.

"Jake is a wonderful representative of the Cowboys football team and an advocate for students with disabilities as he helps students build confidence and encourages them to play regardless of ability."

For more information visit adopt a cowboy program.

To find out more about the school visit Townsville Community Learning Centre.

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Last updated
04 March 2019