The Gold Coast Titans and internationally renowned integrated resort development company, The Aquis Group, have today announced a naming rights partnership that will see the club known as the Aquis Gold Coast Titans for the remainder of 2015 and 2016.
The Aquis Group is a major investor in Queensland and Australia and has recently revealed plans to purchase the Sheraton Mirage Resort on the Gold Coast. This follows their acquisition of sites in Surfers Paradise, Varsity Lakes and the Patinack Farm assets at Canungra.
Today’s announcement is a massive show of support for the future of the Titans and the direction the club is taking under a recently released five-year strategic plan to continuously improve the club’s fortunes.
The Aquis logo on the front of the Titans’ jersey will replace the Ronald McDonald House logo which has occupied the space since the start of the season as part of the Titans’ commitment to the local community, and the outstanding contribution Ronald McDonald House makes in helping the families of sick children.
“I welcome Aquis to the Titans family and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship,” Titans CEO Graham Annesley said at today’s announcement. “I also want to personally thank Tony and Justin Fung from Aquis for their faith in the vision we have for the club’s future.
“It will also provide a tremendous boost to Neil Henry and our entire playing group as we continue our 2015 NRL campaign following a solid first half of the season.”
Becoming the naming rights sponsor of the Titans reflects the genuine desire of Aquis to support the community by investing in local organisations that are important to the community of the Gold Coast.
“This is an exciting opportunity for us to build the Aquis brand on the Gold Coast ahead of a major economic investment program,” said Aquis CEO Justin Fung.
“Aquis has big ambitions on the Gold Coast and we are committed to assisting the Titans to grow and prosper.
“We have been impressed by our dealings with the Titans and found them to be a very professional organisation. We look to our future partnership with great optimism.”
While the initial agreement covers the remainder of 2015 and 2016, negotiations are already underway to extend the contract into 2017 and beyond.
This significant breakthrough for the Titans comes on the back of other recent sponsorship announcements as well as the re-signing of two of the NRL’s most exciting young prospects in James Roberts and local junior Kane Elgey.
Aquis Gold Coast Titans chairman, Rebecca Frizelle, said the board and management of the club are delighted to have secured such a major international brand in Aquis.
“The Aquis partnership provides the club with a great springboard to future success both on and off the field,” Frizelle said.
“We all have high hopes for the Aquis Gold Coast Titans over the coming years and this partnership is a significant step in the right direction.”