The next wave of Titans youngsters making their way toward a career of professional rugby league have taken part in a two-day induction camp to learn the in's and out's of professional football.
The point of the two-day program was to give the players;
- An idea of what the club is about
- The NRL's expectations are of a professional player
- The club's expectations are to how to manage player welfare.
- How to manage time corectly (training schedules etc)
- Managing personal finances
- Media and Social Media training
- Dealing with stakeholders
The program was supported by Gold training, the major sponsor of the Titans NYC program.
Former NRL and Maroons legend, Billy Moore, who is a Gold Training Ambassador also supported the program by giving the young players an insight into the professional game.
Titans Career Coach, Jennifer Cross, said a large focus of the two-day program was ensuring the players were engaged with something other than rugby league at this point in their careers.
"It's part of the NRL requirements to play in the Holden Cup that the NYC players must be engaged in study or employment," Ms Cross said.
"That helps them to get a balance and get some money, because they're not on a lot of money at this stage in their career.
"It helps set them up for a life after football."
Cross said one of the highlights of the camp for the boys was when Billy Moore helped provide the boys with some tricky media training (watch the video from 2:00 mark).
Other speakers also featured from Griffith University, labour hire companies, recruitment companies and the Titans Senior Executive Team.