The fans may not be in the stands at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo, but that hasn't stopped Australians (including the Titans) from getting behind the Aussie team.
With the next best thing to actually being there in the flesh, Paralympics Australia has been promoting its ‘Green and Gold Virtual Seat’ campaign which encourages Australians to buy a virtual seat from just $25 and help raise $500,000 in support of this year’s Australian Paralympic Team and tomorrow’s Paralympians. Buy your seat here.
And the Titans playing squad and staff have got on board - snapping up 30 seats to support the Aussie Paralympians.
The campaign sees Australian fans receive a unique and personalised virtual seat, along with bragging rights and now the Titans are one of the (virtual) fans in the stands.
Justin Holbrook and his men will have what could be the biggest game of their season come Sunday, but the Titans know that their fans come from far and wide and wanted to get behind the Aussies in Japan.
Titans CEO Steve Mitchell said the campaign was something he felt it was important Titans were apart of.
"At the Titans we have done a lot of work in the inclusion space so when the opportunity came for us to support the Australian Paralympics team we thought it was important we got on board," Mitchell said.
"Our Intellectual disability and physical disability teams play a big role in who we are as Titans and what we stand for within our community, so to have other athletes chasing their dreams in Tokyo, it felt like something we should be a part of.
"We even have two athletes that the club works with participating in Chris Bond (wheelchair rugby league) and Curtis McGrath (Para-canoe).
"Much like our Leaguability teams, these athletes and their stories are an inspiration to all Australians and we hope our support along with many others can go a long way to helping pave the way for this generation of athletes and the next."