Titans join with Jets in new partnership for ‘24
Inking an agreement which will see players from Gold Coast play in the Hostplus Cup with the Jets each week, the Titans’ new deal will expand Ipswich’s NRL affiliation across two clubs, with their Sydney Roosters pathways agreement to also remain.
Titans chairman Dennis Watt is excited to partner with the proud QRL club next season.
“The Ipswich region is one of Queensland’s true rugby league nurseries and we are excited to have the Jets on board with us in 2024,” he said.
“The region is immersed with talent and is home to several rugby league greats including Alfie Langer, the Walters brothers and even our very own Jim Lenihan, alongside current Titans Phil Sami and Josiah Pahulu – the young gun having captained Ipswich State High School to victory in the National Schoolboy Cup in 2022.
“It’s also important for us to have a number of feeder clubs to allow those not in NRL’s top 17 the opportunity to still be playing regularly, and our new partnership with the Jets alongside our long-standing affiliation with Tweed will allow us to continue our quest to bring success to the Gold Coast.”
Ipswich Jets CEO Richard Hughes says the new agreement with the Titans will help bolster their squad to propel them to a finals berth in 2024.
“We are extremely excited to be partnering with the Titans and have their playing talent strengthen our Hostplus Cup team next season,” he said.
“We are also extremely appreciative of the Sydney Roosters allowing the Gold Coast to complement our current NRL partnership agreement, with the Roosters to continue their work with developing pathways, junior programs and train-and-trial opportunities.
“With the inclusion of Titans-contracted players to bolster our current squad of young and upcoming talent, we feel this is the last piece of the jigsaw puzzle for us to embark on a strong finals campaign in 2024.”