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 Jonathon Thurston is a indigenous Australian rugby league player who plays for the North Queensland Cowboys and is also co-captain for this team. Jonathan.

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2  Jonathon Thurston is a indigenous Australian rugby league player who plays for the North Queensland Cowboys and is also co-captain for this team. Jonathan was born April 15 th He started playing rugby at a very young age for South Sunnybanks rugby league club. Growing up in his teen years he was overall an outstanding player for his school and club at the age of 18 years but none of the National Rugby league clubs would sign cause they critizing his small size. In 2001, Jonathan Thurston had sign with the Canterbury Bulldogs. Once Thurston had his opportunity he went beyond all expectation and was selected for the Queensland Under 19s in Biography of Jonathon

3  Thurston has showed that anyone especially indigenous kids can do anything and he has set a good example for the indigenous kids today and for the past few years. Thurston continues to help set a good example to all indigenous and Torres strait islanders all over the country including the Australian society. He worked with the young indigenous community in North Queensland and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and Thurston also raised money for the koori kid foundation. How has Thurston impacted the community positively ?

4  Although he has been a good example some time in his career Thurston has had a rough time just like all young stars coming up that get caught up in the fame and make mistakes just like everyone of us. How has Thurston impacted the community negatively ?

5  Thurston has contributed to identity of Australian Sporting being one of the most known player in rugby and also know as one of the best players in rugby. His has represented Australia, Queensland and Nrl for many years now. His achievements throughout his career that have influence Australian sporting identity include;  Premiership Winners (Bulldogs) Dally M Halfback of the Year Dally M Player of the Year North Queensland Cowboys Player of the Year State of Origin Series Winners Tri Nations Series Winners State of Origin Series Winners Dally M Halfback of the Year  Dally M Player of the Year RLIF International Back of the Year State of Origin Series Winners Wally Lewis Medal - State of Origin Player of the Series Named in Indigenous Team of the Century Contribution to Australia sporting identity and achievements

6 State of Origin Series Winners Dally M Halfback of the Year RLIF Halfback of the Year Four Nations Series Winners Indigenous All Stars Representative State of Origin Series Winners Appointed Indigenous All Stars Captain State of Origin Series Winners Four Nations Series Winners Golden Boot Award (World Player of the Year) State of Origin Series Winners Peter Jackson Memorial Award Winner NRL Ken Stephen Medal Winner Many of these achieve have influence many from many cultures especially indigenous people through his many achievements and have many youth idolise Thurston for the many great things he has accomplished in his life. Thurston is now known as one of the best players of today.

7 Salvation Army Jonathan Thurston would be great advocate for Salvation Army and also a great spokes person cause;  His a good role model  Many people respect him not only as a player but also as a person  He likes to help people and also supports other charity groups  He helps the community and also the indigenous people

8 Salvation Army Jonathan Thurston like to help the community through Salvation Army and supporting Salvation Army you can help many people everyday just like your local Rugby League Star Jonathan Thurston by make a donation at your local Salvation Army Today.

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