Cowboys embarking largest Community Carnival

Over 40 North Queensland Toyota Cowboys players and coaches will visit ten regions and more than 50 North Queensland communities this week for the largest Community Carnival seen in the event's history.<br> <br> Proudly brought to you by the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys and NRL One Community, the North Queensland Community Carnival will simultaneously cover thousands of kilometres from Sunday 7 February through to Wednesday 10 February - it's going to be huge!<br> <br> Destinations include regional centres and communities across the Tablelands, Tully/Ingham, Whitsunday Region, Charters Towers, Mackay Region and the Burdekin, and far north to the Gulf, Northern Peninsula, Torres Strait and Eastern Cape.<br> <br> This will be an opportunity for the Toyota Cowboys to meet fans across the club's expansive North Queensland footprint and reignite the passion as the countdown to another exciting rugby league season begins.<br> <br> Community Relations Manager Fiona Pelling is tasked with coordinating the carnival, which has grown significantly on the 2009 event.<br> <br> "While we have a number of community programs that operate throughout the season, the NQ Community Carnival will be our biggest combined community event for 2010," Pelling says.<br> <br> "This is our chance for the players to visit the fans and communities that support the Cowboys before the rigours of training, playing and travelling really set in for the season.<br> <br> "No other NRL club will cover the ground that we will next week, but the distance is all part of being proud North Queenslanders and we're very excited about our visits."<br> <br> Community Carnival activities will include school and community visits, as well as training sessions with local rugby league teams.<br> <br> Major sponsor Dairy Farmers will host a fantastic Cowboys fun day in Malanda on Sunday 7 February (2.30pm - 5pm), with a player signing session, great Dairy Farmers giveaways and rugby league skills sessions for the juniors.