The Gold Coast Titans and Palm Beach Currumbin State High have joined forces to give Gold Coast students the best possible pathway to the NRL.
The NRL side is the first national franchise to partner with one of Australia’s leading sporting schools, with the partnership to also include development opportunities for coaching and teaching staff.
Gold Coast Titans CEO Steve Mitchell says the significant announcement connects the Club with PBC’s elite junior player base.
“PBC are giants in the sport excellence space and the quality of athlete that they’ve produced across all national sporting codes over the years is outstanding,” Mitchell said.
“Our two most recent captains, Jamal Fogarty and Kevin Proctor, are both PBC juniors that have shone on the NRL stage.
“It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that one of our future stars of the NRL is currently wearing a Palm Beach Currumbin State High Jersey.
“As a Club, we’re very active in the education and student support space and we’re committed to helping to ensure they are as prepared as possible for the pathway from schoolboy to professional football.”
Chris Capra, the Executive Principal at Palm Beach Currumbin State High, says there are both on and off-field opportunities that the partnership will unlock.
“This partnership allows our students to stay local to complete or further their education and employment opportunities whilst fulfilling their rugby league dream.
“Students have a greater chance of success if they are with family and friends and this partnership with the Titans allows them to progress their career on the Gold Coast.
“Our coaches will have access to Justin Holbrook and the Titans NRL coaching staff as well as the Titans Centre of Excellence which will result in our students being even more ready for the rigours of professional sport.
“We’ll also be able to offer increased employment pathways for our students by working with the Titans and their wide network of partners.”