Cowboys help out on the cape


The next group of young representative rugby league players from Cape York Peninsula have started a two-day camp in Weipa to prepare them for an exciting stage of their football careers.

Under the guidance of North Queensland Toyota Cowboys development manager Dean Payne, Cowboys under-20 forward Chris Grevsmuhl, Weipa-based QRL development officer Cameron Miller and Cairns-based ARL development officer Robbie Moore, the group of 65 11-year-olds hail from a range of towns and communities on the Cape.

They are bidding to become rep players for the first time in the Peninsula under-12 team which will contest next year's Queensland titles.

The two-day camp, which includes coaching clinics and matches, began today and is part of a sweep through the Cape, made possible by the support of the Department of Sport and Recreation, by the development team which also includes Northern Pride's Chey Bird and Frances Mosby.

They started off in Cairns on Monday and also visited schools in Coen and Lockhart River before arriving in Weipa.

On Sunday, the tour will stop off in Mapoon before it finishes in Arukun on Monday.