Gold Coast CEO Steve Mitchell has boldly declared the Titans can win their first two titles before 2030, claiming they are on the verge of a premiership window.
In a clear statement of intent, Mitchell on Wednesday was adamant the club could hold odd raids from the newly-formed Dolphins, backing coach Justin Holbrook's relationships to beat out Wayne Bennett's appeal.
It came as part of a rebranding of the club with a new logo launched and major sponsor announced, as well as a view to selling out their stadium to members in coming years.
But most importantly Mitchell wants to deliver titles in both the NRL and their new NRLW side, after their men's team reached their first finals in five seasons this year.
“Between now and 2030, we have the aspiration to land two NRL premierships and two NRLW premierships,” Mitchell said.
“We have a very strong young playing group who are getting some cohesiveness about them.
“I would think that we are going to have a premiership window at some time in the first half of the plan.”
Mitchell then backed the club's next generation to take charge, pointing to the success of their current junior systems with a model similar to Penrith's.
Local junior Toby Sexton will take charge in the halves this year after Ash Taylor and Jamal Fogarty's exits, while livewire fullback Jayden Campbell is among those coming through the ranks.
“There are wonderful athletes who want to play for home. They grew up on the Coast and aren't going away,” Mitchell said.
“There are four (junior Titans) in the Australian schoolboys side.
“There are nine of them who won the (Queensland Schoolboys competition) in the Palm Beach Currumbin side.
“We hold those kids, bring them on and get more high-quality people in like Tino (Fa'asuamaleaui).
“That will allow us to form more of a window in the second half of this program.”
Fa'asuamaleaui looms at the biggest worry for the Titans once the Dolphins hit the market on November 1.
He has an option in his favour for 2023, but the Queensland State of Origin forward would be free to test his value for that season from next month.
But the Titans will bank on Holbrook to keep his players, with Fa'asuamaleaui's brother Isaac also signed to the club and working in the office.
“There is an appealing coach at the helm (with Bennett at Redcliffe) and you can't understate that,” Mitchell said.
“But the ability to keep your players is about the environment you build and culture.
“Justin Holbrook is a coach who clearly builds relationships with his playing group.
“He will circumvent us losing a lot of players moving north.
“We want our guys there for the long-term, that is why we state this plan.”
Meanwhile Fa'asuamaleaui said he was committed to winning premierships at the Titans as part of the plan.
“It was one of the reasons why I signed here,” he said.
“Because I would love to bring the first trophy to the Gold Coast.”Internet Explorer Channel Network