The Gold Coast Titans are excited to announce a new, major partnership with Surfside Buslines in a relationship which will bolster the club’s community outreach programs.
For over thirty years, Surfside Buslines has been keeping people connected across the Gold Coast and northern New South Wales with local bus services.
The partnership will enable the Titans to continue to grow programming within the social inclusion, indigenous reconciliation and participation space.
Titans CEO Steve Mitchell says the investment from Surfside Buslines will enable the Club to continue to make sport accessible for all.
“Our purpose as an organisation is to make our communities proud, to inspire them with energy and unite them through success,” Mitchell said.
“This investment in our Club from Surfside Buslines allows us to do just that, giving us an ability to continue to grow our community outreach programs.
“Our Leagueability program, which features our physical and intellectual disability teams, continues to grow, as does our Deadly Futures program and our work in regards to Closing the Gap initiatives and our participation programs are evolving every year.
“It is vitally important to us that we have a partner involved in our community programs who believes in the work we do and within their own business also has a focus on diversity and inclusion.
“Surfside Buslines shares our values and as a local business that is also heavily invested in the region, we’re thrilled that we can work together on our community projects.
“Every year over 6 million passengers climb aboard a Surfside bus and are greeted by the 700 plus bus drivers that form part of the Surfside workforce.
“We’re excite to welcome our bus drivers, who like many front-line workers in our community, do a brilliant job of connecting those on the Coast – and in particular who play an important role in bringing to life our game-day experience connecting fans with the sport that they love.
Matthew Campbell, Queensland General Manager of Surfside operator Kinetic, said partnering with Titans Together was an exciting step in Surfside’s long history.
“For decades our bus drivers have kept the Gold Coast moving and connected by putting people first – and this partnership will only add to the pride and passion they bring to work every day,” Campbell said.
“This is an incredible opportunity to throw our support behind the work already underway through the Titans Together program, while at the same time expanding on the opportunities to realise our own strategic priorities and targets around diversity and inclusion.”
“All of this is about our responsibility as a bus operator to improve the livelihoods of the community in which we live and operate.”
Over 100 teams are involved in the Titans Schools Competition already and as a leading school bus operator Surfside presents an exciting opportunity to expand this program and strengthen our relationship with the school community.
The partnership will see Surfside Buslines become the presenting partner to all of the Titans Together community programs.