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WP Zac-IMG_3318On Monday evening junior journo Zac Thomas made his way up to Skilled Park to report on The Legion, the Titans’ most passionate and diehard fans.

Zac Thomas

On a freezing Monday night I attended the Gold Coast Titans game against the Melbourne Storm at Skilled Park. Tonight’s report is about The Legion: a group of supporters who base themselves at one end of the ground at every game. They are easy to spot, just look for the flags flying and listen for the drums and chants.

I spent the night with these fanatics, which for me was easy being a Titans’ supporter.

I met up with one of the founders of The Legion, Rhonda, who introduced me to other Legions and right away was made to feel welcome and part of the group.

The Legion formed in 2007 when the Titans were admitted into the NRL. There are about 200 members who have season tickets but anyone can join simply by purchasing tickets where they base themselves at the game. There is also a group of Legions who attend away games along with fans that are based in other cities.

WP-zac-IMG_3348It felt more like a family atmosphere as everyone knew each other and there were babies and people of all ages.

Rhonda advised that many friendships had been formed in the group and they often got together socially for lunches, dinners, BBQs and birthdays as well as attending all Titan functions. Of course this is where they also practise the chants and discuss matters concerning Titan players such as birthdays where they all sign a birthday card and present it to the player after a game.

This had been a great experience for me but the best was still to come. After the game, which was won by the Titans, Rhonda invited me down to meet the players where I had my photo taken with nearly all of them. The players are all very obliging to the Legion and really appreciate their ongoing support. I can’t believe how lucky I am to be given this assignment and am very grateful to be an adopted Legion for the night. GO THE TITANS.


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