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Immortal Meninga to continue in leadership role

Rugby League legend Mal Meninga will continue to play a vital role in the growth of the Gold Coast Titans, with the immortal committing to the NRL club for another two years.

The NRL Hall of Fame Member will continue in his role as High Performance Senior Advisor and will continue to be an important figure as the Club builds both on and off field.

Titans Chairman Dennis Watt says he is thrilled that someone of Meninga’s calibre will continue to help shape the Titans future.

“Mal joined the Club in 2018 and has already had a huge impact on the Titans, in particular in setting the culture and connecting the Club with the Gold Coast community,” he said.

“Mal has played a huge role in some of the most important decisions in the Club’s history.  Mal was heavily involved in the recruitment of Justin Holbrook as our coach and players like Tino Fa’asuamaleaui and David Fifita.

“He will continue to play an important role in recruitment and player development and will work with our owners (Frizelle and Kelly families), our CEO (Steve Mitchell) and our football department to continue to mould our Club.

“Mal will also continue to work with our commercial partners and will remain a strong presence across our community programs as the Titans look to make rugby league a game for everyone in the Gold Coast catchment.

“Any team in the competition would want Mal Meninga as part of their staff and we’re thrilled that he continues to believe in what we’re building on the Gold Coast and wants to be a part of that.”

Meninga says he is keen to continue building the Titans into a powerhouse of the NRL competition.

“You can see what is building at the Gold Coast and I’m excited to remain a part of that,” he said.

“The Titans catchment stretches from Logan to Lismore and we want to build a Club that people right through the Gold Coast region can be proud of.

“Our participation numbers continue to grow and we’re bringing more and more local juniors through the Titans pathway programs, giving them a local team to aspire to.

“I’m still energised by the challenge and I want to continue to help to drive the Titans towards success.”

Meninga is the current Australian Kangaroos coach and former Queensland Maroons coach, having led his state to nine State of Origin series wins.