Michael Close of the Gold Coast Titans and incoming Coffs Comets coach Col Speed. Photo: Nick Houghton
Michael Close of the Gold Coast Titans and incoming Coffs Comets coach Col Speed. Photo: Nick Houghton

Titans and Comets unite to progress local talent up ladder

COFFS Harbour's best rugby league talent will soon be under the microscope of NRL talent scouts.

The Gold Coast Titans and Coffs Harbour Comets have joined forces to create a rugby league academy for the region's rising stars.

The partnership will involve Titans coaching staff working with Comets players aged 16 and above, putting them through NRL-standard training sessions.

Incoming Comets coach Col Speed said it was a great opportunity for the club.

"The Titans partnership can only be positive for the club," he said. "Giving the younger players in the club a clear pathway will assist their development."

The Titans' Michael Close said the club looked forward to the new venture.

"Coffs Harbour has for many years been a rugby league stronghold and this is why the Titans have made a commitment to developing talent in the region," he said.



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