The resurgence of the Aquis Gold Coast Titans continues with naming rights partner Aquis agreeing to a new five-year partnership which will see a number of new initiatives put in place to benefit not only the Aquis Gold Coast Titans, but also the greater community.
Club Chief Executive Officer Graham Annesley says the continued re-emergence of the Titans brand was only possible with the ongoing support of successful corporate partners like Aquis.
“It’s great to have Aquis back on-board with the Titans as we jointly grow our respective businesses by expanding and strengthening connections with the local community”.
“Professional football clubs require corporate support and sponsorship to remain sustainable and the Aquis partnership has contributed significantly to the club’s resurgence both on and off the field”.
Aquis Chairman Tony Fung says the Titans have demonstrated their commitment to building a strong connection with the Gold Coast community over an extended period which has been pivotal in Aquis’ decision to extend their partnership.
“We are very proud of the way the team and management have gone about things over the last 18 months since we signed our initial sponsorship. They have proven themselves to be a professional, well-managed organisation committed to delivering results on and off the field. It is the same approach Aquis takes to business so there are a lot of synergies”.
The new five-year partnership which is believed to be one of the most lucrative in the National Rugby League, includes a number of exciting community focused initiatives with Mr Annesley saying both Aquis and the Gold Coast Titans are keen to embrace and recognise those excelling across the region in a number of innovative ways.
“The Aquis Sportsperson of the Year and the Aquis Volunteer of the Year programs will provide a great opportunity for local junior league clubs to directly benefit from the new deal”.
Those sentiments are echoed by Mr Fung with Aquis set to further strengthen their connection with the Gold Coast and surrounding regions through their partnership with the Titans.
"We have always been proud of our relationship with the Titans and we are very happy that we will continue to be their principal partner for the next five years”.
"To us, the investment in the Gold Coast Titans is about being an active and positive supporter of the community. On the weekend we had more than 1,000 people attend an Open Day at our stallion facility at Canungra. The response was far more than we could have hoped for and I think was only possible because of what we have done to invest not just in commercial ventures, but community institutions”.
While our current investments are diversified across thoroughbred horse racing and breeding, property, investment and entertainment they are all supported by our confidence in the future of Queensland and the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast has an amazing opportunity to be the focal point for a whole new wave of investment if the right environment can be created through positive policy settings and a willingness by the government to not just support investment, but facilitate it”.
Today's announcement is another significant milestone in what has been a period of impressive improvement for the Aquis Gold Coast Titans both on and off field.
Chair, Rebecca Frizelle, points to increased crowd attendances at home games, and the club’s successful recruitment and retention program, coupled with continuous on-field improvement, that have made the Aquis Gold Coast Titans a significantly more exciting proposition to potential partners.
“I would like to sincerely thank Mr Tony Fung for joining us today as a sign of his personal commitment to the Titans and the Gold Coast community”.
“Along with Justin Fung and the entire Aquis staff, everyone at the Titans are so grateful for the outstanding support Aquis has provided to our club over the past year, and we look forward to further growing our partnership over the term of this agreement”.