Titans players Anthony Don and Tyronne Roberts-Davis have been named in the NRL ‘Academic Team of the Year’ at an event held in Sydney today.
Both players have had exceptional year on the field but it’s the work they are doing off the field to set-up for life after football that is what they have been rewarded for.
Don already has a Bachelor of Education and actually worked as a PE Teacher for three years prior to earning a full-time playing contract but has chosen to continue his studies, currently undertaking a Master of Business through University of New England.
“After Uni I had three years working as a PE teacher before I was full-time (as an NRL player) and it’s awesome not having to work and getting paid to do something you love, playing rugby league and just going to training with the boys,” Don said.
“Going to training during the week is nothing like having a full-time job. It’s just so much easier and so much more enjoyable to do.”
Roberts-Davis is at the point in his playing career where a switch to full-time rugby league is likely but it’s the work he’s been doing as a Carpenter off the field that will set him up for life after football.
Upon completing Year 12 at Keebra Park State High School in 2015, Roberts-Davis commenced a Carpentry Apprenticeship with All Trades QLD.
All Trades QLD provide support and flexibility for our rugby league players who would like to pursue a trade whilst playing Rugby League at a semi-professional level. The strong relationship between All Trades QLD and the Gold Coast Titans has been successful in providing ongoing employment opportunities and job security for our players.