The Titans might be living in the city of the endless summer, but Gold Coast players were more than happy to rug-up in winter beanies this week to raise awareness for an important cause.
This week is the NRL’s Beanies For Brain Cancer Round, raising money and awareness for the Mark Hughes Foundation and brain cancer research.
All 16 teams will take the field for their matches this weekend wearing beanies from the MHF, with fans encouraged to join in and support the cause by buying a beanie of their own from selected Lowes and IGA stores, or via the Foundation’s website.
The Titans players have been supporting the cause all week, by wearing MHF beanies in their digital press conferences and around the Club.
Titans Coach Justin Holbrook was happy to play his part as well, having being friends with Hughes since they played together at the Newcastle Knights.
Holbrook said he was proud of the rugby league community for supporting Hughes and his Foundation’s incredible work in raising funds for such a worthy cause.
“I think it is great for the Mark Hughes Foundation to put this on and to raise awareness for brain cancer,” Holbrook said.
“I am lucky enough to have known Mark Hughes for a long time now, and he is one of the best blokes you would ever meet in rugby league. I am really proud that the entire game is helping by getting behind his Foundation.
“It is a fantastic job from the whole of the NRL. In particular, I am really pleased to be supporting Mark Hughes.”