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Michael McCormack

greg-bird-Michael-McCormack-850pxOn Saturday July 7, Elise met us at gate B at Skilled Park and we walked under the stadium through the corridors to one of the function rooms.

I met a lady called Danny. She works as the event coordinator. She has to manage how much food they have to provide for the 90 corporate boxes, 600 people in the function rooms, 26 suites, the public as well as the football players and the other staff. The food provided for the public is estimated from last year’s ticket sales and the tickets sold for this game.

Did you know that there were only two groundsmen cutting the grass and marking the lines out on the field? They take away the lines that are on the field after a game but they leave the lines if there is a back-to-back game.

There are about 100 people working in the stadium including National Youth Competition (NYC) players and coaching staff. But there were 20,392 people at the stadium on Saturday night, which was a great crowd!

Elise said the club gets supporters by making TV ads, radio broadcasts and by running competitions to give away free tickets. But they go on Facebook to get the message around as well and get heaps of supporters to go for the Gold Coast Titans’ games.

Can you imagine how long it would take to clean the stadium after each game? With all those packages and chip containers and bottles they would have to pick up all that rubbish, it would take ages to clean.

Nate-Myles-Michael-McCormack-850pxI got to meet Preston Campbell, he is a retired Titans player. He was a great fullback. Preston Campbell played his didgeridoo with other Aboriginal children and Dhinawan from the Bundjalung nation.

I was grateful that I had the opportunity to meet people involved with the Titans ranging from Elise and Danny to the current players and old players. I had the privilege of getting Greg Bird’s, Kevin Gordon’s and Nate Myles’ signatures and photos.

Thanks to The Echo and the Titans. GO THE TITANS!

 

 

 

 


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