Stars to mingle with rugby league fans ahead of historic NRL clash

Opportunities to see Gold Coast Titans and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles stars up close will not be limited to the on-field action of Sunday’s historic first NRL match at Gladstone’s Marley Brown Oval.

Both teams will arrive in Gladstone today, with the Titans to conduct an open Captain’s Run followed by signing opportunity for fans at Marley Brown Oval from 10 am to 11.30am on Saturday, with gates opening to the public from 9.30am.

Titans and Sea Eagles players will mingle with the public during several promotional events in Gladstone ahead of their keenly awaited Round 5 NRL clash.

The Sea Eagles team will conduct a signing and photo opportunity session for fans in the Rydges Gladstone forecourt in City Centre Plaza, Goondoon Street, from noon to 1 pm on Saturday.

The Titans then finish their day’s duties with a 1 pm visit to Gladstone Hospital, followed by an afternoon of fun activities when they host the Come and Try Clinic at the Yaralla Sports Club fields from 1 pm to 2.30pm. The clinic, which was open to all girls and boys aged 5-12 filled up quickly, and registrations have now closed.

Gladstone Region Acting Mayor Chris Trevor thanked the two NRL clubs for their willingness to join in the community excitement being generated by the match.

“The fact that the Titans and Sea Eagles clubs are willing to promote Sunday’s game is a bonus and a fantastic opportunity for Gladstone Region fans to meet some of the stars of the NRL.

The Titans and Sea Eagles clash at Marley Brown Oval at 2 pm on Sunday. The match is preceded by the Intrust Super match between the CQ Capras and Burleigh Bears at 11.45am. Gates open at 11.30am.