Being the best you can be on the field means being dedicated, knowledgeable and aiming high to achieve your goals.
It is no different off the field when it comes to education - to gain the knowledge required to be the person you aspire to be you need commitment and dedication.
When Titans Together launched nearly 12 months ago the Gold Coast Titans aim was for the foundation to Care, Include, Unite and Inspire and the foundations' school programs form a key pillar in delivering this.
Although 2020 provided plenty of challenges in this space, the future looks bright.
As the one-year anniversary of Titans Together nears (February 4, 2021), we take a look back at the work done in this space and what lies ahead.
A key component of Titans Together community activity is the engagement of schools, students, parents and teachers through specially formatted programs.
The Titans have a variety of school programs, from 'Titans Tackle Bullying' to the 'Healthy Lifestyles' program which educates students how to manage each aspect of their wellbeing.
While COVID-19 prevented a number of programs from rolling out in 2020, already there are three sessions of 'Titans Tackle Bullying' planned for March 19 and the Healthy Lifestyles program is slated to return to schools in the second half of 2021.
These programs are more than photos and autographs though, as they aim to deliver genuine change and impact the lives of children within the Titans' community.
These programs are delivered in consultation with the 'Titans Teacher Ambassador' program, which aims to strengthen and flourish the relationship between local schools and the Titans.
The club hopes to have at least one Titans Teacher Ambassador at each school in the catchment area to reward those who truly support the club.
On the field in 2020, a revised format of the Titans Schools League Competition returned in August, with 18 teams playing for 4 weeks including four of the top girls teams in the state delivering the only premier open school girls competition in QLD.
These competitions will return again in 2021, with the girls competitions continuing to go from strength to strength.