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Last Friday saw the local derby played out at Skilled Park when Gold Coast welcomed Brisbane into their lair – the Broncos set about making themselves at home with a 32–10 win over their hosts. This week’s junior journo Elijah Arnold went up to see the game and have a look at some behind the scenes morale boosting efforts.

Holland on the coast

On Friday night, ahead of the Titans versus Broncos clash, I was lucky enough to catch up with the local Queensland up and coming indie-rock band Holland – they are the band behind the iSelect Gold Coast Titans’ 2013 launch campaign, featuring their new track Need You Now.

They expressed to me how they were consulted by the club itself and asked to write a song for the campaign.

They were told to write a song that emphasises the importance of the community and fans getting behind the club and feeling the pride and passion in the Gold Coast. The band has also agreed to donate all the proceeds from the track to the Titans 4 Tomorrow, which is an organisation that stands for the community involving inclusiveness, gender equity, respect and empowerment of youth.

Ambassadors Preston Campbell, Clinton Toopi and world surfing champion Joel Parkinson and his family feature in the campaign ad and highlight the club’s community work.

The band consisted of a mixed bunch of characters, but before they performed they were all so relaxed and easy going.

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, the band but especially the song. I also stress the community to get out and support the Gold Coast Titans in their 2013 season.

– Elijah Arnold

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