The Gold Coast Titans have opened a season of promise with a pledge to the people of the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers region that the club is ready to deliver on its potential.
At a glittering launch in front of more than 400 selected guests and VIPs, host Sam Squiers opened the 2019 season that the Titans have marked as a “line in the sand”.
Titans Executive Chairman Dennis Watt and Chief Executive Steve Mitchell both delivered stirring messages outlining how the club was driving growth across all areas of the business to meet the Titans’ objective of becoming an NRL “power club”.
Titans skipper Ryan James also spoke with a direct message about how it was now time for the players to deliver results on the field, while coach Garth Brennan told how greater depth in the roster and a harder mental edge among his players had him confident the Titans would hit the ground running this season
Immortal Mal Meninga, the Titans Head of Performance and Culture, also spoke – revealing publicly for the first time the RAPT value system that will underpin the Titans’ pursuit of success.
The values of Resilience, Accountability, Pride and Trust, coupled with a clearly defined vision statement and mission, will ensure the Titans now have the road map in place to become a powerhouse of the NRL.
All of the players from the Titans’ NRL squad – and for the first time, the players from the Titans Physical Disabilities Rugby League team – were presented to the audience.
The presentation of the PDRL players in particular was an emotional moment, with a video presentation on the big screen showing how their hard work just to get onto the field embodies the RAPT values that Mal spoke of.
The Titans open the season with a home clash against the Canberra Raiders on Sunday, with kick-off at 5.10pm.