Exciting news for the Titans and aspiring female NRL stars on the Gold Coast, with the club confirming they will be entering a women’s team into the NRLW competition for the first time ever!
The Titans made the exciting announcement on the Gold Coast on Friday, revealing they will be joining the 2021 NRLW Premiership later this year.
Speaking to reporters from CBUS stadium at Robina, Titans CEO Steve Mitchell said the club’s expansion into the women’s competition is “extremely significant” for the Gold Coast.
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“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.”
The club is now working on signing players and appointing a coach, with those announcements expected in the coming weeks.
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Titans co-owner Rebecca Frizelle described the move as a “wonderful and significant step forward” in the evolution of the club.
“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,” she said.
“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.”
Other clubs who will be battling it out for the 2021 NRLW Premiership trophy include the Brisbane Broncos, Parramatta Eels, Newcastle Knights, St George Illawarra Dragons and Sydney Roosters.
The new-look competition kicks off in August.