The Gold Coast Titans have found a place to call home!
The exciting announcement was made this morning, with Titans CEO Graham Annesley revealing the club will relocate to a new purpose-built high performance training and administration centre to be constructed at Parkwood International Golf Course.
Parkwood International, located between Helensvale and Southport, will be rebranded ‘Club Parkwood – Home of the Acquis Gold Coast Titans’ as part of a multi-million dollar redevelopment, transforming the site into one of the best sporting and entertainment precincts in the country.
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Mr Annesley said: “This is another significant positive step for our club as it continues to deliver on our five-year strategic plan of continuous improvement.
“Not only will our staff and players benefit from outstanding facilities, but our loyal members, sponsors and corporate partners will also automatically benefit from our partnership with Club Parkwood, which is being upgraded to a fully licenced community club, featuring an exceptional range of bars, restaurants, lounge and gaming areas together with function facilities to cater for all occasions.”
All Titans members will automatically receive membership status at Club Parkwood valued at $60. This membership features a free birthday meal and discounts on golf, meals and drinks when utilizing the club facilities.
As well as providing a modern office environment for staff, players will have access to indoor training courts, aqua therapy, a fully-equipped gymnasium, an altitude chamber and dedicated change-room facilities.
The project also includes a huge indoor sports centre where the community will be able to access a full range of indoor cricket, soccer and netball activities, while the 25-metre three-lane lap pool will offer learn-to-swim classes with separate hydrotherapy baths.
Parkwood International Managing Director Luke Altschwager said: “We are excited to form this partnership with the Titans, based on the benefits it will deliver to both organisations and our joint membership base. The Titans require a fully-integrated facility to call home and we want to attach a high-profile national sporting brand to our club to help drive community engagement.”
Mr Altschwager said dedicated golfers will benefit from a new indoor golf centre, with state-of-the-art simulators to be constructed to allow everyone from beginners through to professionals to hone their skills on some of the best courses from around the world, all without leaving the Gold Coast.
The wider community will soon be able to access a new health and medical building, offering a complete range of services including sports science, yoga studio and access to the very best in relaxation and sports massage practitioners.
But without doubt a major feature of the new precinct is that Parkwood will become the permanent home of the Aquis Gold Coast Titans with a best practice high performance and administration centre delivering facilities at the cutting edge of innovation, sports science and professionalism in the National Rugby League competition.
Mr Annesley added: “To have a purpose-built facility housing our administration, coaching and specialist medical staff just metres from our training field as part of a multifaceted community club, is not only a great outcome operationally, but it just makes perfect business sense as the Titans continue to grow and evolve.”
The project is expected to break ground next month, with a targeted date for completion of the entire development by August 2016, however, construction and hand-over will be staged to allow the Titans to move in as quickly as possible in the 2016 season.