The TFH Gold Coast Titans last night held their annual Trip A Deal Community Awards at Southport Yacht Club.
With over 100 people in attendance, the night was another huge success for the club and a night to remember for those the club has worked with over the past twelve months.
It's a night for the children, volunteers, teachers, administrative staff and players to come together and celebrate a year of outstanding achievements.
The playing group once again showed their passion for the clubs' programs, eager to be involved and play a role in the celebrations and awards ceremony.
Emceed by Channel nine Gold Coast's Dominique Louden, Titans Executive Chairman Dennis Watt opened the evening before handing the microphone over to players Jai arrow, Konrad Hurrell, Anthony Don, Dale Copley and Jarrod Wallace who presented the nights awards.
The awards included:
Titans Teacher Ambassador Award – Presented by Hart Sports
The Titans Teacher Ambassador Program aims to strengthen and flourish the relationship between local schools and the Titans. By having Titans Teacher Ambassadors in schools, the club can continue to deliver new and exciting initiatives along with the established programs that remain popular within the community.
The Titans Teacher Ambassador of the Year recognizes a teacher who goes above and beyond their call of duty to promote their local NRL club, the positive impact the Titans make in the community and help develop grassroots rugby league.
2018 winner: Graeme Clancy (Mudgeeraba Special School)
Touch Football Specialised (TFS) and the Gold Coast Titans started their partnership three years ago.
TFS is an Australian charity which provides opportunities for individuals with intellectual impairments to participate in a modified version of Rugby League/Touch Football.
TFS fosters partnerships between professional organisations post school agencies, businesses and governments to provide meaningful and ongoing engagement opportunities and programs for individuals with intellectual impairments.
This year's TFS Female and Male Player of the Year Award was presented by the Robina Lions Club.
TFS Female 'Player of the Year': Peta Brember
TFS Male 'Player of the Year': Ethan Sloane
Trip A Deal Sportsperson and Volunteer of the Year Award
The Trip A Deal Sports Person & Volunteer of the Year Awards have been created to recognise and reward those at the heart of rugby league.
To encourage those who put in countless time and effort to ensure the grass roots of the game continues to thrive season after season. They are awards to show our sincere appreciation of the people who dedicate a large portion of their life nurturing 'the greatest game of all'.
Trip A Deal 'Sportsperson of the Year': Brandon Ratcliff (Currumbin Eagles)
Trip A Deal 'Volunteer of the Year': Anna Bourne (Tweed Coast Raiders)