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Cowboys ride in unity

Emoni Narawa
Monday, February 25, 2013

THE Nausori Cowboys Rugby League club believes that unity will open the doors to greater heights for its players who are hoping to pursue a career in the 13-man code.

The club, formerly known as Nausori Bulldogs, will establish recruitment pathways with the North Queensland Cowboys for its players.

With a counsellor recruited to guide the players, club officials are optimistic they are on the right track to greener pastures.

Club official Ovalase Toduadua said they have created an environment where all players would be accommodated despite their different backgrounds.

"We are targeting players who are interested to play league especially those who don't have any rugby or rugby league clubs to join," Toduadua said.

"There are boys who are rejected from families and community and we want to take them in as well, mould them to become good rugby players and citizens.

"We want to create an environment in the club where everyone is welcomed no matter the background or ethnicity.

"The club is not just about rugby league. We are not alienating ourselves but reacting to things that are evolving in our country."

With the increase in rape cases and other criminal activities in the country, the Cowboys also are geared to fight against crime.

"We want to be part of the solution and try to raise individuals that can stand against these things.

"We will also be helping them out in their spiritual life. We have a councillor who will be co-ordinating this program."

He added officials were working on a set-up that will take such issues into consideration.





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