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Lock forward Jai Arrow has described the Wednesday beach session as the hardest each week and whilst they might be short in duration, the demands both mentally and physically are high.

Under the guidance of Head of Performance, Dan Ferris, and Head Coach, Garth Brennan, there has been a change in the training direction in preparation for season 2019 and the group is definitely feeling it physically.

Whilst the players are aware of what the focus is each day, each session is individually put together with a target and a priority put in front of the group.

Wednesday's focus has continued to be on tackle technique and with the added challenge of those sessions being held on the sand, each and every player has been feeling the burn.

"It's probably the toughest session both mentally and physically," Arrow said.

"We get stuck into each other and it's on the sand as well which makes it even harder."

Each year we hear the stories of players being stronger, players being fitter and so on but for the Burleigh junior, the proof has been in the output.

Arrow arrived at the club ahead of the 2018 season and shot out of blocks, becoming the Titans' most consistent performer and ultimately earned himself a Queensland Origin debut. In pleasing news for members and fans, last year's pre-season was hampered by a rib injury but this time around it's been a little different.

"Our trainer Dan Ferris told me today that I'm the only one who hasn't missed a minute of training.

"I've probably had the best one (pre-season) in a long time.

"I do love my job but pre-season can be gruelling. We start in November and hopefully we can string a few good trials together that leads into a strong performance in round one."


Acknowledgement of Country

Gold Coast Titans proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.