Titans Members have delivered an overwhelming show of support for the Club’s future direction after the 2019 Gold Coast Titans Members Forum at Griffith University.
Nearly 150 Titans Members attended this year’s forum to hear Club leaders Dennis Watt, Steve Mitchell and Mal Meninga discuss different aspects of the business, the performance of the Club in 2019, and the road ahead under new coach Justin Holbrook.
Members were asked to contribute their questions via email before the event.
These questions were then collated, and put into three topic silos to be answered by three members of the Titans senior management.
Watt, the Titans Executive Chairman, spoke about whole-of-Club and NRL-related issues, Chief Executive Mitchell spoke about the Club’s performance as a business, while Head of Performance and Culture Meninga addressed football matters.
The evening was overwhelmingly positive and optimistic, and a reinforcement that our Members live and breathe the qualities we expect from every Titan – resilience, accountability, pride and trust.
All three speakers talked to the importance of the importance of Members to the Club’s health – including renewing, long-term Members, new Members, and the re-engagement of former Titans Members who may have disconnected from the Club.
The topics discussed and the messages delivered at the forum have been kept confidential for Titans Members only.
But Mitchell’s message to Members wavering about recommitting to the Club in 2020 was the Club had worked hard “away from the shop window” of on-field NRL performances to strengthen the Club for the future, and football was now squarely in the Titans’ focus.
“The opportunities are broad and vast. The biggest challenges will be our support,” Mitchell said. “This can’t all be up to Justin Holbrook.
“One of the big challenges in our club next year is for our footy guys to get it together and play as a collective, so we can all move forward.
“What I want to tell you is that I see the work that is going on in the background. Don’t miss the journey that is ahead of us.
“You guys (Members) have been through the tough times. We have had a tough year this year.
“The foundations that are being put in place behind the retail shop-front window are, from my 12 years of experience, extraordinary.
“Jump on board with us next year, stick with us.”