The Gold Coast Titans and Tweed Seagulls will continue to work in tandem to grow and foster rugby league talent pathways on the Gold Coast and in the Northern Rivers areas, with the affiliation between both clubs to continue long term.
The Titans and Seagulls will work together until 2025 under the new agreement that will see Tweed continue to support elite pathways in both the male and female games.
Titans CEO Steve Mitchell says the partnership shows a commitment from both clubs to support local talent.
“Tweed Seagulls are an organisation with similar values to us, in that they believe in supporting local talent and giving those kids who grow up playing footy here on the Coast a place to play in their home region,” Mitchell said.
“For the first time, our affiliation with Tweed will include both men’s and women’s programs, speaking to the growth of the women’s game here on the Coast.
“Along with Seagulls, we will partner on an additional development officer for the region to ensure there is an increase in both coach education and player development in the region.
“Seagulls are a club with a rich history and a club that have always focussed on making sure that athletes in our region have the best chance to succeed.
“We’re thrilled to not only continue with Seagulls as an affiliate club, but to extend that affiliation out for another two seasons.”
Tweed Seagulls CEO Brendon Lindsay says he looks forward to growing the relationship between the two clubs even further.
“Partnering with the Gold Coast Titans makes sense to us and our community,” Lindsay said.
“One of our responsibilities is to connect community rugby league to the NRL and this new agreement will support our club in building strong male and female pathways for players and staff of the Northern Rivers and Gold Coast communities that lead directly to the Titans.
“We are also excited to be partnering with the Titans in an additional development resource that will support both of our clubs throughout our catchment areas.
“This investment further emphasises both organisations commitment to community rugby league.
“We look forward to continuing to build a strong relationship with the Titans that achieves both organisations’ goals.”