The Gold Coast Titans have strengthened ties with Marsden State High School, with the two organisations to work closely in developing future NRL stars.
The partnership between the NRL Club and the school in the Logan region, will help to provide a local pathway to top level rugby league.
The Titans and Marsden State High will work together to provide development opportunities for both students and coaching and teaching staff.
Titans CEO Steve Mitchell says he is excited by the opportunities the partnership brings.
“The Gold Coast doesn’t stop at Southport,” Mitchell said.
“We see Logan and the southern suburbs of Brisbane as an integral part of our community and Marsden State High School is the leading institution in this part of Queensland.
“Marsden State High School is one of the biggest and most progressive schools in the state and their high performance rugby league program is on par with the best in the country.
“A number of players in our Junior Titans System are already studying at Marsden and we look forward to them one day making their NRL debut on the Gold Coast.
“It’s no secret that the Titans are passionate about bringing an NRLW team to the Gold Coast and Marsden State High School has some of the best young talent in the state.
“The Girls Rugby League Excellence Program has seen players at Karyn Murphy Cup level since 2017 and we’re excited about providing a local pathway to the NRLW competition in the near future.”
Marsden SHS Executive Principal Andrew Peach also praised the partnership as an opportunity to support Logan students with their future aspirations.
“The partnership with the Titans helps to build on the strong relationships we have across the NRL system and we look forward to our students and staff benefiting from our increased work together.
“Our goal is to support the student athletes of Logan to study close to their home, and to be able to access the very best in teaching, facilities and coaching.
The partnership with the Titans will only strengthen the opportunities for students and staff at Marsden SHS to be the very best."