Renee to join Titans
By GREG WHITE
AUSTRALIAN Rugby League development officer Renee Cohen is moving on but won't be lost to the game.
After a hectic period building contacts and guiding youngsters into the sport at schools along the Mid North Coast, Cohen is about to begin a new career with the Gold Coast Titans.
"I'm still with the ARL," Cohen explained,"but it means I'm back where I started my life in football."
Cohen was headhunted for the new position at the beginning of the year and will take up her challenging role in two weeks.
"We'll be working with a bigger staff as there are many more schools to cover," she said.
"One of the most important jobs will be to build a fan base for the Titans.
"Already, there's a great deal of excitement with the club entering the NRL from 2007 but there's still much to be done."
The imminent birth of the Titans leaves open the question of territorial disputes with the Brisbane Broncos but Cohen doesn't see this as a problem in her sphere of influence.
"Things do become different when the little kids become big kids," she said.
"But in the areas where we work it's all about introducing them to the game.
"Anyhow, the region is split up and they've organised it so nobody trips over anybody else."
The ARL has already named Cohen's replacement to the local area.
"Cyndy Currie will be taking over in a few days," Cohen announced.
"She's formerly Cyndy Greenshields from one of the prominent rugby league families in the region."