The Gold Coast Titans joined Netball Queensland’s Sapphire Series competition at the beginning of 2022 to expand its sporting footprint on the Coast.
The also announced former World Cup and Commonwealth Games winning Silver Fern Temepara Bailey as coach of the inaugural Titans side.
Titans CEO Steve Mitchell says the club is very excited to be able to expand its programs into netball and the role this will play in uniting our communities on the Gold Coast.
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“For us as a club, it’s about providing talented kids on the Gold Coast a pathway to elite competition that allows them to stay locally on the Coast," Mitchell said.
“You’ve seen this in our NRL program with young players like AJ Brimson and Moeaki Fotuaika progressing from our Future Titans program all the way to State of Origin.
“Our NRLW side is stacked with local girls who want to make their community proud and represent the region where they grew up.
“We are thrilled that we can now the offer that pathway to the thousands of young netballers that play the sport on the Coast.
“Our purpose as a club is to make our communities proud, inspire them through energy and unite them through success.
“With Temepara guiding our netball high-performance program and pathways, we’ve got no doubt that we can achieve that purpose.
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“Temepara is one of the true greats of the sport, but aside from being a quality netballer, she is also a fantastic person who demonstrates our club values.
“As a club, our focus is always on our communities, and it’s great that we’ve got the support of all of the local associations here on the Gold Coast.
“We aspire to eventually add a Titans team to the Suncorp Super Netball competition, meaning our brand would sit across three elite competitions (SSN, NRL and NRLW) and provide pathways for from grassroots to the professional level across these sports."