The inaugural Gold Coast Titans Women’s Invitational match will take place on Saturday night as the curtain-raiser to the NRL fixture at Cbus Super Stadium, with 34 women excited to be part of what they hope is a major step forward towards a Titans NRLW side in the future.
A Titans Pink and Titans Blue side will go head-to-head from 5:45pm, with plenty of talent on display.
Over 200 women applied to be part of the match, and with a selection process undertaken before being chosen, each player had to earn their way into this match.
Titans Pink hooker Michaela Peck was part of the successful Wests Panthers side that won the South-East Queensland women’s competition, and is ecstatic that her season has been extended.
“It’s real exciting, and something new for the girls who haven’t made the NRLW yet,” Peck said.
“There were 60 girls at the Combine Day, and it was hard.
“Some of the girls hadn’t done anything like that before, and I was lucky enough to be selected.
“It’s exciting to still be playing footy at this time of the year.”
Peck is full of gratitude and appreciation towards the Titans for putting together such a professionally run match that will be played at an NRL ground.
“This is an amazing opportunity and I really hope the Titans can get an NRLW contract in the future,” she said.
“I believe they’ll put a lot of effort into women’s development.
“Having people like Toops (Titans great Clinton Toopi) here and able to pass on his knowledge is great and good for all of us.”
Thanks to Zero9 Constructions for their support of the Women's Invitational match.