A shared commitment to health, wellbeing and community values has led to Westfund Health Insurance joining the Gold Coast Titans as the Club’s Official Health Insurance Partner until the end of 2021.

As part of the new partnership, Westfund will also be the Presenting Partner of the Junior Titans System (JTS) – the successful development program that delivers a pathway for junior rugby league players in the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers region to reach the NRL.

Formerly known as the Titans Elite Development System, the new Westfund JTS program will ensure the best local juniors remain in the Titans’ system, and can realise their dreams of playing in the NRL without moving away from crucial the support networks of family and friends.

Westfund Health Insurance is a regional, not-for-profit health fund with locations across New South Wales and Queensland who recently won the QLD Canstar Award for Outstanding Value in their Hospital and packaged products. Westfund were also awarded the 2020 Product Review Award for Health Insurance, with a 4.6 star rating.

Westfund Chief Executive Officer Matt Banning said the Titans’ dedication to their community, the Club’s values system and focus on future success mirrored those of Westfund, making an official partnership with the Gold Coast NRL Club a logical decision.

“The opportunity to join the Titans as the Presenting Partner of the Junior Titans System, and to support the terrific work of their community programs, reflects our own commitment to improving the lives of people living in regional cities and towns throughout Australia,” Mr Banning said.

“Westfund is a not-for-profit health fund that, like the Titans, does everything we can to benefit our members.

“The Titans operate under a values system governed by characteristics like honesty, integrity, respect and trust and, like Westfund, are driven by the desire for continued growth until they reach the goal of being the best.

“We are very proud to be a partner of the Gold Coast Titans for the next two years, and look forward to sharing our journeys together to benefit the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers community.”

Titans Chief Executive Officer Steve Mitchell said the Westfund partnership was a reflection of the Club’s growth over the past 18 months, and a reward for the successes of the Titans Community Foundation.

“The Titans exist to be more than a football Club. We are here to serve our community and support the people who support us,” Mr Mitchell said.

“The Titans and Westfund share similar ambitions in achieving success in their specific fields, but never losing sight of the people we represent.

“The incredible success of the Titans Community Foundation in delivering results in areas like social change, inclusion and participation and indigenous education are proof of the values that are at the heart of this Club.

“We welcome Westfund as true partners of the Titans who share our vision and values.”