By his own admission, Monday nights Community Service award is the first trophy Darren Robb has won since playing under nineteen rugby league some ten years ago.
It's an extremely proud moment for the Gold Coast Titans development manager who has performed above and beyond the call of duty for the Titans and Rugby League for almost a decade.
Despite his performance across many seasons, D Robb as he is affectionately known at the Titans and across the rugby league community was completely taken by surprise when his name was read out as the recipient of the community award for 2016.
"There are so many people at the club who work so hard, and to be honest any one of them could and probably should have won this award."
"That said, I am extremely grateful and honoured to have been recognised by my peers for a job that I absolutely love doing and am passionate about" Darren said.
It's been a huge year for the Gold Coast Titans in the community with the club participating in 368 player appearances and contributing more than 2457 hours.
This year, a total of twenty three thousand seven hundred and ninety four participants have taken part in Gold Coast Titans programs across the region.
Some of the key club events Darren has spearheaded in 2016 include the Titans Junior Rugby League and Titans Teach Ambassador Programs, 2016 NAIDOC Day, Titans Cup, Titans Challenge and Touch Football Queensland.
“Darren epitomises what rugby league is about, always going above and beyond what is required. Not only does he coordinate school, JRL and community visits but he spends his weekends volunteering at local JRL club Robina Raptors, coaching, ground managing, refereeing and setting up fields.” Community and Game Development Manager Renee Cohen said.
The club and the whole community are extremely thankful for what Darren does every day for the wonderful game of Rugby League