Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Administrator DIEHARD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Brisbane / HK
    Posts
    36,543

    Default Titans join forces with Marsden State High School

    Titans join forces with Marsden State High School
    https://www.titans.com.au/news/2021/...e-high-school/

    The Gold Coast Titans have strengthened ties with Marsden State High School, with the two organisations to work closely in developing future NRL stars.

    The partnership between the NRL Club and the school in the Logan region, will help to provide a local pathway to top level rugby league.

    The Titans and Marsden State High will work together to provide development opportunities for both students and coaching and teaching staff.

    Titans CEO Steve Mitchell says he is excited by the opportunities the partnership brings.

    “The Gold Coast doesn’t stop at Southport,” Mitchell said.

    “We see Logan and the southern suburbs of Brisbane as an integral part of our community and Marsden State High School is the leading institution in this part of Queensland.

    “Marsden State High School is one of the biggest and most progressive schools in the state and their high performance rugby league program is on par with the best in the country.

    “A number of players in our Junior Titans System are already studying at Marsden and we look forward to them one day making their NRL debut on the Gold Coast.

    “It’s no secret that the Titans are passionate about bringing an NRLW team to the Gold Coast and Marsden State High School has some of the best young talent in the state.

    “The Girls Rugby League Excellence Program has seen players at Karyn Murphy Cup level since 2017 and we’re excited about providing a local pathway to the NRLW competition in the near future.”

    Marsden SHS Executive Principal Andrew Peach also praised the partnership as an opportunity to support Logan students with their future aspirations.

    “The partnership with the Titans helps to build on the strong relationships we have across the NRL system and we look forward to our students and staff benefiting from our increased work together.

    “Our goal is to support the student athletes of Logan to study close to their home, and to be able to access the very best in teaching, facilities and coaching.

    The partnership with the Titans will only strengthen the opportunities for students and staff at Marsden SHS to be the very best."
    Originally Posted by Moejoe
    REMEMBER!!!! SLIP - SLOP - SLAP in the sun. Skin Cancer is a growing problem. It could happen to anyone!!

    TITANS, DIEHARDS, MAROONS, KANGAROOS
    NUTS

  2. #2

    Default

    Pbc, keebra and Marsden high, wow....

  3. #3
    Administrator DIEHARD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Brisbane / HK
    Posts
    36,543

    Default

    Some discussion about this deal in the junior thread. http://www.leagueoftitans.com.au/sho...opment/page475

    I'm really excited about this. Having lived in Logan for a few years I know what a big deal Marsden is. I can also remember how big the Titans were in the area in the early years. I hope we can return to those days and improve. Also it's very timely with a 2nd Brisbane team coming.
    Originally Posted by Moejoe
    REMEMBER!!!! SLIP - SLOP - SLAP in the sun. Skin Cancer is a growing problem. It could happen to anyone!!

    TITANS, DIEHARDS, MAROONS, KANGAROOS
    NUTS

  4. #4
    Kangaroo Titanic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Nanjing
    Posts
    8,404

    Default

    Marsden's partnership with the Raiders was akin to the Tigers then 'Dogs relationship with Keebra ... there was a time when every school wanted to be a part of the 'Ponies system and if they felt unhappy then they went straight over us. The 'Ponies haven't just lost on-field talent, they've also lost their recruitment mojo ... love it and great to see our CEO and his team kicking goals in this important strategic space ... great squad, Burleigh/Tweed/Ipswich, Keebra/PBC/Coombabah/Marsden and a growing lost of corporates ... bring it on.

    Ps. Coombabah added after Bodsie rightly pointed it out as an affiliate.
    Last edited by Titanic; 18-02-21 at 08:58 PM.
    Four reasons to escape to Queensland: Sun, Surf, Sand & the Titans.

  5. #5
    Administrator DIEHARD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Brisbane / HK
    Posts
    36,543

    Default

    Gold Coast Titans’ tighten relationship with schoolboy powerhouse Marsden SHS school
    https://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/

    The Titans have moved to shore up rugby league rich Logan City from the Broncos and the threat of an encroaching Queensland-based 17th NRL team by formalising a relationship with schoolboy powerhouse Marsden SHS.

    The Gold Coast Titans have moved to shore up rugby league rich Logan City from the Broncos and the threat of an encroaching Queensland-based 17th NRL team by formalising a relationship with schoolboy powerhouse Marsden SHS.

    Cameron Smith’s old school will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Gold Coast, enabling players access to all the bells and whistles of the Titans’ facilities.

    The school which has league high-flyers such as Smith, Israel Folau, Jaydn Su’a, Brenko Lee, Corey Allan, Antonio Winterstein and Chris Sandow as alumni is one of the Langer Cup’s heavy-lifters.

    Marsden SHS rugby league students will have access to training facilities, coaching and off-field assistance, while the school coaches will have access to the Titans brains’ trust.

    In return the Titans hope they will build relationships with players and the Logan community and have a better chance of securing elite rookies on junior contracts.

    “You’d be pretty ignorant not to realise that this is one of the biggest talent nurseries in the country,’’ said Titans CEO Steve Mitchell.

    The arrangement does not guarantee Marsden SHS students will not sign with other NRL clubs, already the arrangement has seen Chris Sandow nephew Dominique Sandow on a rookie deal while Will Semu, Taelon Te Whiu-Hopa, EJ Finau and Sione Fotuaika were already contracted by the Titans.

    “As the kids are coming through, aspirationally we want them to be thinking about the Titans,’’ Mitchell said.

    Mitchell stressed the association would benefit both boys and young women playing rugby league at Marsden SHS. “We are moving into the NRLW space in coming seasons, and this school has extraordinary athletes in that space,’’ he said. “We want them thinking Titans.’’

    “It is about hard working and earning that right (that the students choose to join the Titans).

    Asked about the timing of a formal arrangement with Marsden SHS at a time when a 17th NRL team looms in the south east corner, Mitchell said: “I wouldn’t read too much into that.

    “This is about us getting our backyard right and about the future.’’

    “We are here to win premierships and we are here to win a number of them over the next decade.

    “And in order to do that we need young men and women who are ready to do that.’’

    Mitchell said it was also a way to build relationships with the Logan community.

    “It is also a population that is exploding and is a community which is extensively part of our community.

    “This is a place where we want to have very strong relationships with and Marsden is the first step for us and a natural fit.’’

    The Titans also have a similar arrangement with Gold Coast schools PBC SHS and Keebra Park SHS.

    Marsden students EJ Finua and Will Semu said training with the likes of David Fifita and Fa’asuamaleaui during the off-season was inspiring.

    “It is the next level train with the big boys,’’ Semu said. “It gives us experience to train with NRL stars like David Fifita, Tino, Herman.

    Finau added: “It has really lifted our morale for the season and it is a challenge for us as well.’’

    Another student Taelon Te Whiu-Hopa said it was great for kids in Logan to have the option of joining the Titans or the Broncos, instead of just the Broncos.

    Marsden SHS executive principal Andrew Peach was delighted with the association

    “The partnership with the Titans helps to build on the strong relationships we have across the NRL system and we look forward to our students and staff benefiting from our increased work together.

    “Our goal is to support the student athletes of Logan to study close to their home, and to be able to access the very best in teaching, facilities and coaching. The partnership with the Titans will only strengthen the opportunities for students and staff at Marsden SHS to be the very best.’’

    Marsden SHS will enter 2021 with 328 NRL games experience within its coaching staff.

    Australian Jillaroos assistant coach Jamie Feeney (132 games), NRL veteran and Logan product Beale (196 games) and Queensland Cup players Dallas Anderson and Krys Freeman have joined the staff. They will work alongside 2020 staff members Matt Hartigan (2021 Langer Cup head coach), Keeown Rawnsley (former NRL Girls Participation State-wide co-ordinator), ex- NRL half Darren Nicholls and strength and conditioning ace Jacob Stains (son of Origin player Danny) in helping prepare teams for the Langer Cup, Titans Cup, Walters Cup and other Brisbane Broncos sponsored junior league competitions.

    Former NRL recruitment ace Brian Edwards is also part of the staff, working with students as a transition officer.
    Originally Posted by Moejoe
    REMEMBER!!!! SLIP - SLOP - SLAP in the sun. Skin Cancer is a growing problem. It could happen to anyone!!

    TITANS, DIEHARDS, MAROONS, KANGAROOS
    NUTS

  6. #6
    Coach Mr Bods's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Broady
    Posts
    3,878

    Default

    I cannot tell you how much I love us having relationships with Public Schools like PBC, Keebra, Coombabah and Marsden


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

ABOUT US

    Established in 2005 as the Gold Coast Titans official Chat Forum, we are now known as the League of Titans Independent Website. A place for fans of the Gold Coast Titans to come and touch base with other diehard fans.

QUICK LINKS

FOLLOW US ON

League of Titans designed and cutomised by Matt Glew