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The Gold Coast Titans have officially been renamed the Gold Coast Sea-Chargers.
“The Titans started with so much promise, but we’ve only made three finals series’ in 13 seasons, and only won four games last year. If the Gold Coast were to survive in the NRL – and not be forced to relocate to Perth, Brisbane or fold completely – we needed to change,” said the Titans CEO Steve Mitchell.
The Sea-Chargers is a combination of the Seagulls and Chargers, two of their Gold Coast’s most ‘successful’ franchises outside of the Titans.
“Ok, so the Seagulls and Chargers only made one finals series in a combined nine seasons, but that one year we made it – 1997 – was glorious. We were the people’s champions in a fractured game,” said Mitchell.
“This is a simple rebrand. All current Titans memberships will be transferred, Justin Holbrook will still be the coach, the current Titans squad will still represent the Sea-Chargers, and we’ll still be playing at Cbus Super Stadium. Lastly, the Tweed Seagulls Queensland Intrust Super Cup team will be the Sea-Chargers’ feeder club.”
The Sea-Chargers logo will be a seagull flying over two yellow and purple lightning bolts, and the club will have two mascots: a cartoon seagull and the return of the beloved Captain Charger.
The home jersey will stick to the classic Seagulls strip of black, red and white, with the Chargers’ jade, purple and gold on the shoulders. The away jersey will be a replica of the Chargers strip.
The names of every Gold Coast player from 1988 to 2020 will appear on the front of the home and away jerseys, below the logo of major sponsor Neds betting, with the Gold Coast-Tweed Giants, Seagulls, Gladiators, Chargers, and Titans logos on the back.
“I feel this is the best way to acknowledge the history of the Gold Coast Rugby League Club,” said Mitchell. “I also want to get as many old boys down for the Sea-Chargers’ first home game, including King Wally, the fans will love that,” said Mitchell.
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