The Jetstar Gold Coast Titans Junior Coaching and development team are in the midst of a sporting frenzy with thousands of the regions students making Rugby League the subject of choice heading into the Christmas break.
Over the last six weeks, almost two and a half thousand primary and secondary school students have participated in the Jetstar Gold Coast Titans / ARL Development Joey League Program.
�The response from the regions junior players has been outstanding and it is a clear reflection of the interest in Rugby League on the Gold Coast, and the support being shown for the Jetstar Titans as we move closer to our historic NRL debut against St George on the 18th of March next year.� Said Jetstar Gold Coast Titans Managing Director Michael Searle.
�The success of the � Joey League Program� is due in no small way to the commitment and passion of Coaching & Development Manager Gavin Judd and Development Officer Renee Cohen who work tirelessly and well above the call of duty each day to ensure that all of the junior players in our catchment area are provided with an opportunity to participate, improve their skills and play Rugby League.�
It�s been a fantastic 2006 for the Jetstar Gold Coast Titans development and coaching team and all indications are that the demand will only increase as we approach the 2007 season.
Coaching and Development summary for 2006 (APRIL � NOVEMBER 2006) NUMBER OF SCHOOL VISITS: 82 NUMBER OF GALA DAYS: 3 NUMBER OF CHILDREN CONTACTS: 9, 012
2006 HIGHLIGHTS Inaugural Monday Night Football! Eleven local high schools and more than 200 students took part in a Term long, 2- tiered competition which was an outstanding success and unearthed a wealth of talent.
Jetstar Gold Coast Titans/ARLD Challenge Robina SHS 28 def Aquinas College 10 Man of the Match � Robina Prop Ash Rankin
Jetstar Gold Coast Titans/ARLD Cup Palm Beach Currumbin 22 def Keebra Park 14 Man of the Match � PBC prop Dallas Hilton
Titans Teachers Thank you Function On June 9th over 30 teachers, from 25 different schools, took part in the Jetstar Gold Coast Titan�s Teachers Thankyou at Pizzey Park, with Jetstar Titans Head Coach John Cartwright making a special appearance.
Cartwright, along with Gavin Judd put these eager teachers through a series of the latest drills and coaching techniques, before retreating to the comfort of the Burleigh Bears Club House for some much needed and welcomed refreshments.
�It was a great afternoon, the drills we learnt we have put straight into our training sessions. We really got a lot out of it! Our school is now going to have Rugby League as a big part of our Sports program.� Said Leanne Pet, Teacher St Andrews Lutheran
Jetstar Titans Girls Tackle Gala Day After a series of training sessions, the day finally arrived for more than 250 high schools girls to take the field in the first Girls Tackle Gala Day held at Pizzey Park on the Gold Coast.
With two age divisions and 20 teams, it was an extremely exciting and successful day, with Australian Women�s Coach � David Leat, Vic- Captain � Tahnee Norris and Captain � Karen Murphy watching closely through out the day, there were some fantastic games of football.
Final Results U14s Palm Beach Currumbin def Beaudesert(20 � 8) U16s Wollumbin drew Palm Beach Currumbin 4-4 (Wollumbin 1st try scorers)
Jetstar Titans Border Cup Challenge � High School Competition During Term three, five independent schools played in Rugby League interschool competition for the first time ever! Three different age divisions fought it out every Thursday afternoon, for many of the 237 participants this was their first taste of playing Rugby League in a sustained competition.