The Gold Coast Titans will join the NRLW competition in 2021 and the club is determined to bring the trophy back to the Coast.
Home to some of the best female athletes in the country, the Gold Coast will now provide a pathway from juniors to the national stage as Titans.
Titans CEO Steve Mitchell says the announcement is significant for the Gold Coast.
“Entry to the NRLW has been a key aspiration of the club for a number of years with the region being one of the strongest nurseries of elite female Rugby League player talent in the country,” Mitchell said.
“We want to ensure that the best of our young local talent have a direct pathway to the national stage.
“Now, with this announcement, you can graduate from the Titans School League, into our Junior Titans System and progress into NRLW.”
Titans co-owner Rebecca Frizelle says it’s time that the region’s best female athletes become Titans.
“This is a wonderful and significant step forward in the evolution of our club,” Frizelle said.
“There is a place in the game for everyone at the Titans and this announcement demonstrates that women’s game is a strategic imperative for our organisation.
“Our NRLW program is fundamental to the success of the Titans now and into the years to come.
“As a club we are intrinsically connected to the region we represent and now, through our NRLW team, young girls will have athletes that they can aspire to be.”
The Titans will announce key coaching and playing appointments in the coming weeks as the club builds towards the start of the 2021 NRLW Premiership.