TFH Gold Coast Titans player Dale Copley has tonight been named the Academic 'Player of the Year' and with that, also named in the Academic 'Team of the Year' at the RLPA Awards Night, in Sydney.
Copley, a senior member of the Titans playing squad, exhibits outstanding leadership qualities both on and off the field. Dale has a genuine passion for helping others. An articulate individual, his professionalism shines as he regularly volunteers his time to the Gold Coast community.
Dale is currently completing a Bachelor of Law (Honours) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Dale has consistently studied throughout his NRL Career, commencing his studies whilst at the Brisbane Broncos, continued whilst at the Sydney Roosters and Gold Coast Titans.
Dale is undertaking work placement with Cullen Lawyers and has attended court to be exposed to court proceedings and how the system works on a day to day basis.
QUT recently invited Dale to be a part of the exclusive QUT College of Excellence Program, to which Dale has accepted.
Here is a list of Dale's current roles:
• NRL Wellbeing & Education Titans Ambassador and committee member
• NRL State of Minds Ambassador
• Voice Against Violence Ambassador – Run in partnership with White Ribbon
• Member of the QUT College of Excellence
Dale recently presented the Wellbeing & Education program to potential sponsors on spoke about his personal experiences with Graduates of League, Griffith Sports College, NRL CareerWise Program and the NRL State of Minds Program.
Dale is committed to Education and Wellbeing at the Club by providing advice to our Junior players and has valuable input and feedback into the direction of our programs.