Exclusive event to be held on Friday February 23 (kick off at 7pm) at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Calling all Queenslanders!
All proud Maroon fans need to add this amazing event to their diaries and book a ticket.
This is the event of a lifetime for Queensland footie fans to thank these talented players.
The Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston Testimonial Match at Suncorp Stadium will kicks off at 7pm.
Queensland and Melbourne Storm and North Queensland Toyota Cowboys legends, Smith and Thurston will be recognised for their incredible contribution to Rugby League. Followed by Smith’s Storm will take on Thurston’s Cowboys at their beloved Suncorp Stadium which will be the start of Thurston’s final year in the NRL.
This special testimonial match to be played ahead of the 2018 season.
Tickets are selling now at Ticketek.com.au or phone 132849.
The on-field achievements of Smith and Thurston have them certain to be future Immortals of the game. Together their resume` reads as:
These records that are likely never to be matched by a Queensland hooker and five-eight in the same generation. Smith and Thurston will be celebrating a combined 32 years of professional rugby league in 2018. The pair have played together as both teammates and fierce opponents it is fitting that they celebrate their careers together in the city that started it all for them both, Brisbane.
Smith and Thurston have announced three charities as official partners for the event, they are the Cowboys Community Foundation supported ‘NRL Cowboys House’, Ovarian Cancer Australia and Prostate Cancer Foundation. Both players’ dedication to Rugby League is matched only by their commitment to giving back to the community so they are thrilled to be able to support these charities with a portion of ticket sales being donated to all three.
“NRL Cowboys House provides housing and access to education for young indigenous boys from remote North Queensland communities, who otherwise would may not have had the opportunity to complete a secondary education. In less than one school year, I’ve personally witnessed significant transformation in our House Brothers and know that providing a caring and culturally responsible environment focused on education is closing the gap for our boys, their families and their communities. I am thrilled that this Testimonial Match gives me the opportunity to further support this generation-changing initiative of the Cowboys Community Foundation,” Thurston said.
“I have been an Ovarian Cancer Australia ambassador (OCA) for several years through the Storm’s link with the organisation and its founder Nicole Livingstone. The organisation works tirelessly to educate women and support those affected by it,” said Smith.
“I have also decided to support Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. A member of my family has been affected by the disease and men’s health is not something that is often spoken about, so if I can create some awareness not only around prostate cancer but men’s health in general then that’s something I’d like to achieve as part of this Testimonial match.”
The match will be broadcast exclusively on Fox League, on Fox Sports.