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Heroes in Sport 2021


When and where

2022 dates released soon


What to expect?

From this half day program you’ll gain unique insights into a career in sport. You’ll go behind the scenes at the Cowboys Community, Training and High Performance Centre, and learn from industry experts in physiotherapy and sports and exercise science before hitting the field for a high performance training session with the Cowboys. To help with your career goals, JCU Advisors will be on hand to provide information about JCU health courses.

Can I apply?

If you’re in Year 11 or 12 in the geographical area of Townsville and the surrounding regions (Ingham, Ayr, Charters Towers) you can apply to be a part of the Heroes in Sport program. This program is run in partnership by JCU and the North Queensland Cowboys.

Find out more

Click to check out the Heroes in Sport highlight video

Applications for the June 2021 program have now closed. Please register your interest for the 2022 intake.

Thank you for registering your interest for the next Heroes in Sport intake. We will contact you once the new applications are opening.

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Interested in sport and exercise science?

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• Need advice, get in touch

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