This ANZAC Day we're honoured to share this 2015 piece by Andrew Ferguson.
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The NRL?s newest club officially launched its? playing strip this week to a ballad penned by poet Robert
Raftery at the Prince Albert Pub at Conrad Jupiters on the Gold Coast.
As Raftery read the final verse in the ballad young boys and girls from Nerang Roosters representing every age group of junior rugby league and flanked by Titans Elite academy squad members filed onto the stage to the rapturous applause of the media and general public who turned out for the launch.
Managing Director Michael Searle said, ?This is what the Titans are all about! We pursued the licence so vigorously in the first place because of what it would do for our kids. We thought the best way to symbolise that was to put juniors of all ages into the strip for the launch.?
Following the revealing Searle presented Titans Chairman Paul Broughton with one of the first jerseys off the production line in honour of his contribution as Chairman of the Bid Team which helped secure the licence announced on May 27 last year.
Searle said, " It was Paul?s passion, his commitment, leadership and ?never say die? attitude that gave us the will to keep going over the years and for that we are eternally grateful.?
The Jersey colour and design was selected by Footy Fans via a website poll conducted by the Gold Coast Titans.
There were six jerseys designed by Reebok to choose from, the most popular taking 36% of the 50,000 votes.
General Manager of Marketing and Commercial Stephen Burns said, ?It was the people?s choice that won out. This is the design that people want to see on our team when they run out in 2007 and that is the good thing about the process that we have used ? it has been totally transparent.?
The main colours of yellow, blue and faun represent the sun, sea and sand with bronze and steel representing the colours of metal that are used in armour when the Titans go to battle on the football field.
Curved neck lines based on gladiatorial shoulder gear of medieval Titans and the side panels allow a main body ?T?.
The Jerseys will be on sale at the Bulldogs V Warriors NRL Pre-season game at Gold Coast Stadium on February 25.
They?re also expected to hit all major sportswear retailers in early March.