The Gold Coast Titans are proud to congratulate the Club’s General Manager of Community and Game Development Renee Cohen after she was named the Champion of Sport in the Gold Coast Bulletin’s Women of the Year Awards.
A foundation staff member who has been with the Titans since the Club’s inception, Renee has been dubbed the Titans’ “Queen of Hearts” by Club Chairman Dennis Watt for her selfless and tireless efforts for the Club and the Community.
Renee told the Gold Coast Bulletin that she is driven by her work leading the Titans’ inclusion programs with Physical and Intellectual Disability Rugby League teams, as well as participation and indigenous programs.
“That’s one of my biggest things,” Renee told the Bulletin. “I want to make sure everybody feels like they can play rugby league.
“It’s such an important part of our society, of making people feel connected.
“No matter your disability or what your background is, there’s a form of the game you can play.
“This community has supported us through the toughest times.
“The Club has had its fair share of ups and downs but they’ve stuck by us and that’s why we’re still here, so my role is to make sure the community knows we recognise that.
“I’m lucky to do what I do.”
Titans Chairman Dennis Watt said Renee’s award was fitting recognition from the community she had dedicated her life to serving.
“Anyone that has met Renee knows that she is one of the most selfless, generous and caring people in our community – let alone to have worked in rugby league,” Watt said.
“She really is a marvel, with limitless energy that she brings to the table every day to make life a better place for other people.
“In football clubs, quiet achievers behind the scenes like Renee pour so much passion and commitment into their work for no other reward than helping the people around them.
“We have always been very proud of Renee. Having been here since the Club’s inception, she represents the beating heart of the Titans. She is the one who connects all parts of our club and our community.
“To see her work recognised outside of the Club by the people of the community she supports is a wonderful moment for her and all of her friends here at the Titans.”