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Gold Coast students named for the 2022 NRL Indigenous Youth Leadership Summit

Last week we celebrated five aspiring young leaders who have been selected to represent the Gold Coast Titans at the NRL Indigenous Youth Leadership Summit in Sydney this week. 

Drew, Jaylaan, Hayley, Lakeeta and Dareh are all participants of the Titans Deadly Futures and NRL School to Work programs and were selected based on their demonstration of leadership and their commitment to their education.

Titans Indigenous players Brian Kelly & Will Smith congratulated and presented participants with their club polos featuring the design of the Titans 2022 Indigenous jersey.   

Parents, teachers, and last year’s youth summit participants Jaxon, Mahtae, Bailee & Issac were also there to celebrate and support the aspiring leaders. 

The five representatives will be among the 64 students representing all 16 NRL clubs participating in the leadership and cultural camp. 

The summit enables participants to interact with other young leaders through a series of workshops, activities, and discussions. 

Participants will end the week attending the NRL Indigenous Round Penrith Panthers v Cowboys game on Friday night. 

The School to Work initiative is an education an employment program supported by the Australian Government and the Gold Coast Titans. 

The NRL utilises the positive profile of the game of Rugby League to support young Indigenous Australians with work experience, mentoring and leadership opportunities to ensure they successfully complete school and transition into further education or employment. 

Acknowledgement of Country

Gold Coast Titans proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.