Former North Queensland Cowboys National Rugby League Player

Certificate III in Plumbing

Ray Thompson is a Papua New Guinea international rugby league footballer. He is a Indigenous All Stars representative and spent his entire professional career with the North Queensland Cowboys. He primarily played as a five-eighth, halfback and hooker. In October 2017, he was named the Cowboys' Club Person of the Year.

Ray has completed a Certificate III in plumbing, to ensure he continues to enjoy a successful career after footy.

Recently, Ray visited Groote Eylandt as part of the new Bush Fit Mob program to share his apprenticeship experiences and highlight career opportunities available through the pathway to the local school communities. Funded by the Anindilyakwa Land Council, Bush Fit Mob has been running for 12 months and aims to increase school attendance through engaging kids in sport and providing incentives to attend school.

Watch Ray's visit to Groote Eylandt, here.


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