Needing a new coach for their NRLW side, the North Queensland Cowboys have appointed Ricky Henry on a three-year deal.

Henry, who most recently spent the last four seasons as head coach of the New Zealand Kiwi Ferns brings with him success.

Henry coached the Kiwi Ferns to a groundbreaking victory agains the Australian Jillaroos at the 2023 Pacific Championships.

He was set to assume his other role as New Zealand Warriors NSW Cup head coach before he accepted this role with the Cowboys.

Anita Creenaune, the Cowboys Head of NRLW and Women’s Elite Pathways says Henry sold them on his vision, his ideas and his experience.

“Ricky has an extensive background in coaching and has an exceptional understanding of the technical side of rugby league. In the interview process he produced a number of ideas around how we can improve as a team here at the Cowboys,” Creenaune said.

“He also displayed a deep understanding around the individual players on our roster and the language he used were in-line with the values we live by here at the Cowboys.

“Ricky is very clear in the goals he has for our team and has an extreme amount of confidence in bringing success to North Queensland.”

Henry himself is excited to get stuck in and help every individual player become a better version of themselves.

“The Cowboys have a talented squad with a lot of potential and great leaders. I’m looking forward to the challenge of getting the best out of every single player, which will help this squad realise its potential,” Henry said.

“I know the squad is highly motivated and willing to work hard which are strong foundations to being successful.“

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