Development day a big hit in Group 1

The Gold Coast Titans have held two development days as a part of the club’s commitment to developing young local players. Over 30 under-13 players were nominated by their clubs in Group 1 to attend the two clinics held on the July 26 and August 9 in Maclean.

Group 1 is part of the Titans’ backyard, with players travelling from clubs all over the Northern Rivers region to attend the program, some coming as far as Lismore, Casino, Grafton, Ballina and Kyogle.

The two development days are a way for the Titans to support local clubs and their junior players while providing them with coaching to improve their football.

Titans Elite Player Development Unit (EPDU) manager Jamie McCormack and skills coach Shaun Davidson were on hand to train the youngsters, covering skills such as catching, passing, carrying, line running and tackle technique to up-skill them in preparation for representative football. 

The boys finished each session with games related to the skills taught by the coaches. The main focus of each session was on specific skill development that will hopefully prepare the young players for representative football in the future.

McCormack said the clinics were a great success, with all of the players involved getting plenty out of the two days and showing lots of promise.

“The young players nominated to attend the two sessions were great ambassadors for their junior clubs and Group 1 in the way they performed,” McCormack said.

“Their attitude to our coaching was great and I hope they go back to their clubs better prepared to play the game in the future. Shaun and I really enjoyed our time with the boys.”

The Gold Coast Titans would like to thank John Wall and the Group 1 committee for their support over the two days and look forward to working with them again in the future.