Start the countdown, the 2021 season is not far away. Soon you’ll have next seasons draw on your fridge, you’ll have the new Titans kit in your wardrobe and you’ll have a new membership sitting in your letterbox.
Until then, we thought we’d get you through the next month with some of the best bits of 2020 and to let you know about the exciting things on the way.
Remember – come round one, we’ll be chasing a Club record sixth straight win. If you’re killing time in the lead up to Christmas, you can re-watch using the links below, the back end of the season and our run of five straight wins.
Are you a Queenslander? Keep an eye out through November for our Titans in Maroon. AJ Brimson, Moeaki Fotuaika and Phillip Sami will all roll back into Parkwood for pre-season after being part of the Queensland side for this years Origin series.
Joining them will be new recruit Tino Fa’asuamaleaui (more on him soon).
A Blues fan? Don’t worry – just remember that our 2020 Paul Broughton medallist, Brian Kelly, is a New South Welshman and will again be a key man for the Titans next season.
Our coaching team will look to add to their formula from this season to improve our team further into 2021. Lead by Justin Holbrook (member #), the two Jimmys – Lenihan and Dymock (member #4240853) will also be back.
In his first season working with the Titans, Jim Lenihan, Titans member #4240846, says he’s enjoyed the opportunity to learn.
“I really enjoyed it, it was a good experience having a go at the NRL this year,” Lenihan said.
“Certainly the way we finished the year was really pleasing, to win five in a row, so it was a good positive way to end the year, but certainly have a lot of hard work to do next year.
“The other coaches were really good, Justin, Titans member #4240820 is really down-to-earth, an easy-to-speak sort of guy, so that made my job really easy.”
Justin Holbrook’s recipe for success is simple.
“For me it is just loving playing footy and working hard to win the games,” Holbrook said.
“It’s pretty simple but it is effective if you get it right.
“It’s how you live each day that is your standards.”
Next month, our players will return for pre-season. There’ll be a few new players that we think you’ll like.
One of them is a premiership winner CHECK. Tino will join the Titans after success with the Storm and a representative run with Queensland. If you haven’t seen much of him, google Tino Fa’asuamaleaui (NB – allow plenty of time as once you start watching his highlights, it’s hard to stop).
Another is one of the best young players in the game. David Fifita hits the Gold Coast soon and we can’t wait to see him in Titans colours. He played his schoolboy footy at Keebra Park and will link up with former schoolmates, including Tanah Boyd (the two won the 2017 GIO Cup together), when he joins the squad. When you search for Fifita highlights, just imagine what that will look like with him in a Gold Coast jersey and we guarantee you’ll be a happy supporter!
Herman Ese’ese and Patrick Herbert are also on their way and they’re both looking forward to landing on the coast. They’ll add plenty to the Titans team in 2021 and you’ll meet them over the next few months.
2021 is not far away. Make sure you join The Titans Legion today!