The Gold Coast Titans have struck an historic deal with Country Rugby League, which will see the club work closely with players in the NSW Northern Rivers Region.
A memorandum of understanding was signed by the Titans at their High Performance Centre in Parkwood on Tuesday.
The new partnership strengthens the Titans long-term relationship with the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League and provides a “valuable representative development pathway and clear visual link to the club for all involved.”
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Under the partnership, the Northern Rivers representative teams will boast the name the ‘Northern Rivers Titans’ in the Andrew Johns and Laurie Daley Junior Cup competitions, as well as the men’s and women’s under-23 teams.
The deal will also see Titans NRL coaching and development department staff provide support to players, coaches and trainers involved in the Northern Rivers CRL representative pathway through the creation of satellite programs and hosting of regular coaching updates.
Gold Coast Titans CEO Graham Annesley said the new partnership was a sign of the Titans commitment to their local community and the next generation of talent from the Northern Rivers.
“We’re pleased to be formalising our relationship with both Country Rugby League and the Northern Rivers Region and are looking forward to seeing the progression of the Northern Rivers Titans in the years to come,” Annesley said.
“We’ve always been committed to supporting our community and we’re looking forward to working together with CRL to utilise our expertise and resources to provide the best pathway opportunities for players, coaches and trainers in the Northern Rivers.”