Aquis Gold Coast Titans CEO, Graham Annesley, has today announced the club will not be appealing the NRL Breach Determination, dated 6 April 2017.
“The Titans take the issue of head injuries extremely seriously and no one in this organisation would knowingly or carelessly expose our players to any unnecessary risk regardless of the particular circumstances of any game of football," Annesley said.
“After carefully considering the NRL decision and seeking legal advice on our appeal options, it was decided not to proceed any further due to the very restrictive grounds upon which an appeal can be based.
“Regardless of our decision not to pursue the matter further, the club stands by its submissions to the NRL in relation to the three incidents that were subject to the Breach Notice, and totally backs the competency, commitment, and professional ethics of our medical staff in always acting in the best interests of the safety and long term welfare of our players.
“In advising the NRL that the club will not be appealing the determination, we have put forward a range of very positive and constructive recommendations in relation to policy and process which the Titans believe are in the best interests of the game, whilst ensuring player safety and welfare remains the overriding priority," Annesley concluded.