Gideon Mosby-Gela

Gideon Mosby-Gela

With the dust barely settled on his record-breaking try-scoring feats in the National Youth Competition, North Queensland Cowboys winger Gideon Mosby has extended his contract with the club until the end of the 2017 season.

Originally from the Torres Strait, Mosby, 18, made his NYC debut this year after arriving in Townsville to attend Kirwan State High School in 2013. He was a previous scholarship holder at the club

His impact on the NYC has been phenomenal this year, with the former Cairns junior having already broken the competition record for tries in a season. He has scored 31 four-pointers with three regular-season games remaining. Mosby broke and then extended the previous record of 29 – set by Wests Tigers player Juke Mullaney in 2009 – in the Cowboys’ 44-30 Round 23 win over South Sydney at 1300SMILES Stadium.

The Darnley Island flyer is noted for his blistering pace and nose for the tryline, but Cowboys NYC coaching staff have also been impressed with his willingness to run the ball back strongly, his dedication to training and his general attitude in and around the football team.

“Gideon is a fantastic emerging talent and the club is thrilled to have him extend his stay until at least 2017,” the Cowboys’ Elite Pathway Program Manager Micheal Luck said.

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“His teammates love what he brings each week and for him to break that try-scoring record with several games left in the a season is a fabulous effort which shows he’s making the most of his natural gifts.”