In what is a landmark day for the TFH Gold Coast Titans the club has today launched its new Community Foundation at Mudgeeraba Special School.
Over the past 10 years the Titans have delivered 4,355 player appearances and contributed 17,127 hours to projects and work across the community.
The Gold Coast Titans Community Foundation will run in partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation and will encapsulate key areas that businesses and individuals can contribute to, in order to help the club achieve its strategic objectives.
A strategic plan has been produced with key ‘pillars’ to be focused on. Health & Wellbeing, Respect & Responsibility and Education & Skills will all be supported by community partners in order to deliver programs across the Titans catchment area.
CEO Graham Annesley believes this is a significant moment for the Titans.
“The Titans Community Foundation, in partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation, is another example of the club’s commitment to the local community following our recent ownership change,” Annesley said.
“The Kelly and Frizelle families are deeply embedded in the local community and they are absolutely committed to the Titans continuing to build on the significant contribution the club has made in the past.
“This club represents the entire Gold Coast and surrounding regions on the national stage, and if we expect community support, we must be prepared to reciprocate and support the community,” Annesley concluded.
The Titans Community Foundation has today been launched with the support of a ‘seed’ donor by the name of Haydn Chambers. Haydn is the owner of Global DM an international marketing business which specialises in highly personalised foreign language direct mail marketing campaigns.
“For me it’s 100% about helping the Titans invest in our community and the grass roots development of next generation Titans players and supporters. Hopefully my support can help seed further donations from our local business community,” Chambers said.
Chris Bond, from Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) wants people to know all donations are tax deductible.
“The Titans Foundation is a partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation which raises money for sport. All donations to the Sports Foundation for the Titans Foundation are tax deductible,” Bond said.
Some Titans key achievements over the past decade:
- NRL Community Club of the Year
- Ken Stephen Medallist (Preston Campbell and Luke Douglas)
- Gold Coast Young Australian of the Year – Kane Elgey
- Launch of our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan
- Titans Junior Rugby League Ambassador Program – On Tuesday we launched this program - Each of the Gold Coast and Group 18 clubs will this season have an NRL squad member as an official ambassador with each player to visit their allocated junior club at different times throughout the season.
To find out more about the Titans Community Foundation, visit community.titans.com.au.