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Dr Chris Ball



Chris is a Townsville local and was born in the Townsville General Hospital. He graduated from James Cook University in 2005 and started work as a doctor in 2006. He achieved his masters degree in Sports Medicine in 2009 and his fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2011. He is the medical officer for all North Queensland Cowboys squads including NYC, NRL and development players. He has worked extensively with elite teams in the NRL, AFL, WNBL, NBL and with elite boxers, rowers, mixed martial artists and track and field athletes.

Dr Brendon Aubrey

Sport and Exercise Physician


Dr Brendon Aubrey completed his specialist training as a Sport and Exercise Physician in 2024, and is the current Team Doctor for the Australian Mens Basketball Team (Boomers). Dr Aubrey has worked with elite athletes in teams across a wide variety of sports including basketball, rugby league, soccer, Aussie rules, rowing, volleyball and athletics.

Aside from treating elite athletes, Dr Aubrey also treats all acute or overuse musculoskeletal conditions that may affect recreational or non-athletes, including osteoarthritis, neck and back pain, Work Cover injuries, concussion, and adolescent sports medicine. Dr Aubrey also performs a wide variety of injection therapies when clinically indicated, as well as other procedures such as compartment pressure testing.

Dr Aubrey requires a GP or Specialist referral for all patients in order to claim a Medicare rebate.

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Dr Ebony Bray


Ebony has worked predominantly in rugby league and is the current Cowboys NRL womens doctor.  Event coverage includes: Townsville Blackhawks, NSW Womens Origin, New Zealand Womens rugby league and Samoa Mens rugby league.

Dr Zach Baker


Zach graduated from James Cook University in 2019 and is currently completing his GP training as well as a masters degree in Sports Medicine with plans to commence further specialist training in Sports and Exercise Medicine. Current and previous team/event coverage includes: North Queensland Cowboys, Townsville Blackhawks, Townsville Fire, St. George Illawarra Dragons, NRL Indigenous All Stars, Penrith Panthers, Gold Coast Titans, Newcastle Knights, Melbourne Storm, Wests Tigers and Queensland State Boxing Titles.