Jetstar Gold Coast Titans fans are preparing for a footy extravaganza on their doorstep this weekend, with the club’s senior and junior sides doing battle on the Gold Coast.
The Titans of tomorrow – the club’s Harold Matthews (under-16) and SG Ball (under-18s) sides – will kick-off a bumper weekend of footy at Boyd Street Oval on Saturday afternoon when they take on the Penrith Panthers.
The Titans’ NRL and NYC sides will then take centre stage at Skilled Park on Sunday for their eagerly anticipated season-opening clash against Newcastle.
The footy feast will mark the first time in the club’s history that all four grades will be playing on the Gold Coast on the same weekend – with the under-16s making their debut in the Harold Matthews competition this year.
Both Titans’ junior representative teams have made flying starts in their respective competitions to be sitting in fourth position on the ladder after four rounds.
The Titans’ Harold Matthews side continued their winning way last weekend with a dominant 40-12 win over Norths – which marked their third victory from their opening four matches.
The club’s SG Ball outfit also scored a big win away from home last Saturday, a 52-22 win over Norths moving them into fourth spot on the ladder on six competition points.
Jetstar Titans coaching and development manager Gavin Judd said both sides were gearing up for physical encounters against Penrith.
“Penrith traditionally have a strong junior base and they always figure prominently in the junior competitions,’’ said Judd.
Titans fans are urged to get out and support their junior teams before Sunday’s anticipated season opening clash against Newcastle.
Admission at Boyd St Oval is $5.
1pm (QLD time) Harold Matthews Titans v Panthers
2.30pm (QLD time) SG Ball Titans v Panthers.