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The Gold Coast Titans have today strengthened their commitment to grassroots rugby league, touch football and the local community with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with all rugby league and touch football organisations within the club’s catchment area.

The MOUs provide mutually beneficial opportunities for the Titans and the Gold Coast’s grassroots organisations.

Local players, parents and volunteers are now able to engage in Titans experiences through the club’s extensive community programs.

The Titans meanwhile, will work with the next generation of junior players to help them achieve their dreams of playing in the NRL with the Gold Coast, and encourage supporters to passionate club members and advocates of the club.

The organisations that have signed an MOU with the Titans are:

-          Rugby League Gold Coast

-          Group 18 Junior Rugby League

-          Group 1 Junior Rugby League

-          South Queensland & Border Districts Touch Football

-          South West Queensland Touch Football

Through extensive community programs and partnerships, the Titans lead the way across Australian sport in support, engagement and inclusion of their local communities.

Among these initiatives are:

Titans Junior Club Ambassador Program

Each NRL squad member is allocated a local junior club that they visit a number of times during the NRL season.

Titans Mini League and Mini Touch

Local juniors are invited to play matches at Cbus Super Stadium before and at halftime of an NRL match.

Titans Volunteer and Sports Person of the Year Awards

Every year, the Titans acknowledge and showcase the wonderful work done by the volunteers and sportspeople in the community over the past 12 months.

Titans Executive Chairman Dennis Watt described today’s announcement as a momentous occasion for grassroots sport across the region, with all junior league and touch football clubs now looking to move forward and work together.

“Each association and the club are to be commended for their commitment to rugby league and touch football in the area,” Watt said.

“We are working closer than we ever have before from the Northern Rivers in the south, all the way through to the Gold Coast.

“The inclusion of touch football into the mix is a huge boost for the game. Many players across the game have played a lot of touch football, so we may have the next Ash Taylor or AJ Brimson out there.

As part of the new agreement, the Titans will also provide support through Titans Grassroots Memberships – with participants in any of the above programs able to sign-up as a social or ticketed member.

From these initiatives, a dollar amount will then be donated back to nominated clubs, to help with the continued development of our future NRL or touch football stars.

“The rebate scheme is of great importance as well,” Watt said. “People will be able to become a member of the Titans, but also show additional support for their junior club. All money goes back into the development of our future stars.”