Matt Bowen joins the Civil Safety team

Civil Safety today announced the appointment of retired NRL superstar Matt Bowen to the position as a role model and trainer at Civil Safety. Matt Bowen, affectionately known as ‘Mango’, played 270 games for the North Queensland Cowboys from 2001-13, 45 games with Wigan 2014 – 2015, 10 Queensland State of Origin appearances, representing Australia in the Test arena and running out for the Indigenous All-Stars.

“There is only one Matty Bowen, and we’re excited to have someone of his calibre on board at Civil Safety,” says Robert Kerridge, CEO of Civil Safety. “Matt Bowen will be a great ambassador of Civil Safety, demonstrating to the indigenous community that we can upskill them and provide them with the confidence to show up to the workplace and have a go.”

Matt Bowen will be working with the Rugby League and Indigenous communities empowering them through further education, greater economic participation and increased employment opportunities. Civil Safety is also pleased to advise that Matt will also be following his dreams of working via MB1 Sports Performance Academy, whilst fulfilling his role obligations working with Civil Safety.

“I’m not just kicking or passing a footy, in this role I will be encouraging school leavers or long term unemployment to come and get involved and acquire skills at Civil Safety to get you work ready,” says Matt Bowen. “Every day we have something on in the afternoon, allowing me to have spare time with my family.”


Tuesday 22 Feb 2022