The nomadic existence of the Aquis Gold Coast Titans will end by the end of 2016 when a purpose build training and administration complex is completed at Parkwood International.
After operating out of temporary facilities since October 2014, with the administrative team based at Bundall and the team and football department guests of The Southport School then the Burleigh Bears at Pizzey Park, soon the Titans will have facilities as good as, if not better than any sporting club in Australia.
CEO Graham Annesley updates our members and fans on new facilities at Parkwood.
“We are really grateful for the support Burleigh has given us with their facilities but we really need to have everyone back under the same roof with first class facilities,” he said.
“It just gives us a sense of home, a sense of belonging, it also brings us together as an admin and as a football department. You know that's been difficult over the last two seasons being in separate locations.”
As heavy machinery and a team of workers prepare the new Parkwood precinct, the club’s boss is confident the finished complex will send a clear message to the local community that the Titans are here to stay.
“Since I've been here there’s been all sorts of questions about the future of the Titans and I think the NRL ownership has settled that once and for all but to actually see what's happening around us, all this construction that's going on, we'll actually be in these facilities later this year,” he said.
The new building is another strong sign that the Titans are once again an emerging force with Neil Henry assembling a formidable playing group, coupled with what Graham Annesley says will be world-class training and administration facilities.
“It's going to be great to have our players and our administration back under the same roof and we are going to have some of the best facilities in the game, if not the best,” he said.
The project is scheduled to be completed by November, however builders are being incentivised to get the Titans in as soon as possible. It won't just be the Titans who benefit from the new precinct but the public too with a host of community facilities including a community centre, indoor swimming pools, medical facilities, simulated golf, mini-golf, clubhouse facilities and the 18-hole golf course all on the one site.
Press PLAY to watch what our CEO had to say and see vision of the progress.
Interview and vision courtesy Channel 9.