Georgia Hale says the Gold Coast community is about to be part of "something special" as the Titans inaugural NRLW team gets ready for kick-off.
She says she can't wait to meet the Gold Coasters who join as Members to support the newly formed side.
“Forever in history our team will be remembered from 2021 and those Members can put their hand on their heart and say they were there from day dot,” Hale said.
25-year-old Hale will play a crucial role in the campaign, bringing a wealth of experience as the former captain of the New Zealand Warriors and as a Kiwi Ferns representative.
She says the Titans are determined to bring the NRLW premiership trophy back to the Coast.
"Being the first for anything, like I think about myself, being one of the first Titans, being one of the first to take the field, those moments give me goosebumps,” Hale said.
“To close the season and then bring a trophy back home to the local community would be unreal,'' she said.
For Hale, there are many similarities at her new home of the Gold Coast to where she grew up on the Northshore of Auckland.
Hale moved to the Gold Coast eight months ago and worked as support worker while playing for the Tweed Seagulls in the BHP Premiership competition.
She says she was determined to play for the Titans after falling in love with the region.
“I absolutely love the community and the area that I now call home.
"I love the club, love what it’s about, love the people involved, so it is a place that I really wanted to put a jersey on for,” she said.
Hale is an incredibly versatile footballer but made it clear she has one position in mind.
“I would say ‘Jamie Feeney, I want to be your starting lock’,” she said.
“I love my experiences so far being in the middle of the paddock.
"I fell in love with the rough and tumble, kind of rolling up the sleeves and being in quite a pivotal role.
“On the other shoe I also am a player that I hope to just fill a gap when needed, so I’ll be putting my hand up for anything and just doing my best where I can."
Hale says she expects the Titans to play an entertaining style of footy that Gold Coast fans are going to enjoy watching.
“The women’s game brings something a little bit different," she said.
"The women’s game is still in a phase where it’s rather raw, we still play a little bit of backyard footy."
The Titans will announce further signings for the inaugural NRLW side over the coming weeks.