The Federal Opposition has announced they’ll back the Gold Coast Titans’ ‘rugby for all’ initiative, if they win the election this weekend.
A Shorten-Labor Government has pledged to invest $500,000 to help the Titans improve opportunities for women and people with a disability to play rugby league.
$100,000 would be spent on a bus, with disability and wheelchair access, to collect players from around the spread-out region and take them to training and games.
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While the other $400,000 would be spent refurbishing the club’s high performance centre, to create more space to cater for coach education and fitness training by women players and players with a disability.
A Labor Government will deliver a $500,000 investment for the Titans to upgrade existing infrastructure and provide specialised coaching, education and training facilities for female players and the club’s Physical Disability team.
— Gold Coast Titans (@GCTitans) May 16, 2019
Gold Coast-based Senator Murray Watt says Federal Labor’s investment would back up the Titans’ efforts to open up rugby league for all.
“The Titans have done a great job, in opening up rugby league to everyone on the Gold Coast, no matter their background,” Senator Watt said.
“Rugby league is one of the Gold Coast’s most popular sports and it’s important everyone has the opportunity to get involved.
“Labor’s funding commitment will ensure women players and players with a disability get the respect they deserve,” Senator Watt said.