JOHNATHAN THURSTON AM
A legend, on and off the field
KEY SPORTING STATS, REP HONORS & AWARDS
- 323 NRL games, 2 premierships, 90 tries and more than 2000 NRL points
- Represented Queensland 37 times (36 times consecutively)
- Represented Australia 38 times
- Has been captain of the North Queensland Cowboys and Queensland
- 4 time Dally M Medal winner for Player of the Year
- 4 time Dally M Halfback of the year
- 4 time Rugby League Players Association Player of the Year
- Clive Churchill Medal Winner (2015)
OFF THE FIELD
- Commentator for Channel 9’s NRL coverage
- Awarded the prestigious Human Rights Medal from the Australian Human Rights Commission for his work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- #1 best selling Autobiography in 2018
- GQ’s 2019 Top 50 living sports people
- 2018 Queensland Australian of the Year
- Nominated for the 2018 Australian of the Year
- Named the most influential Queenslander by News Corp
- Ambassador for the NRL Cowboys House
- Received an Honorary Doctorate for Charity and Community Work from James Cook University
WHAT JOHNATHAN CAN DO FOR BRANDS AND EVENTS?
- Become a brand ambassador and work with your brand to; front marketing campaigns, endorse products and services, become a spokesperson, create and promote custom content and engage his network of loyal and passionate fans and followers
- Mix and engage with your VIP Clients, internal and external stakeholders and your customers at functions and events
- Provide true money can’t buy experiences
- Integrate your brand, products and services in JT’s Academy
- Corporate speaking and Q&A’s
- Johnathan and Parade will collaborate with key stakeholders and agencies to ensure the partnership aligns with brand objectives
Johnathan is incredibly passionate about the Aboriginal culture and education and acts as a role model and mentor for many young people.
BRAND PARTNERSHIP: ANACONDA
Anaconda Fish Of Origin – the title says it all! JT fronted a 3 part fishing competition around the 2021 State of Origin. The campaign was hugely successful and will be back in future years!
BRAND PARTNERSHIP: SUNCORP BANKING & INSURANCE
In 2019/20, JT fronted Suncorp’s largest ever Storm Season campaign. by all measures, the campaign was incredibly successful. JT featured on TVC’s, online content, OOH and social media content. Additionally, Suncorp used JT as a spokesperson in a number of media opportunities. JT and Suncorp agreed to have Johnathan become an Ambassador for their insurance brands in a multiyear deal.
PHILANTHROPY: THE JT ACADEMY
The JT Academy is a leading national provider of outstanding employment initiatives and training programs aimed at health, wellbeing, sport and education across Australia. The JT Academy inspires individuals, encourages education and promotes overall wellbeing. The Academy encompasses JT Learning, JT Community, JT Employment, JT Youth and the JT Fanzone.