Gold Coast Titan Scott Prince and Aboriginal dancers delight a sea of fans at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Family Fun Day yesterday.
Gold Coast Titan Scott Prince and Aboriginal dancers delight a sea of fans at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Family Fun Day yesterday. John Gass

Titans shake off defeat

GOLD Coast Titans players relaxed at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary yesterday nursing the wounds of a depressing loss to the North Queensland Cowboys on home soil Saturday night.

The Family Fun Day kicked off with a barbecue lunch at Melaleuca Green, followed by an Aboriginal dance show featuring Titan’s Scott Prince and Preston Campbell, crocodile presentation and Ranger magic show.

Second receiver Mark Minichiello said the boys had jumped at the chance to take a break from training

“It’s good we can bring our families out and relax and have a good day and not worry about anything,” Minichiello said.

“The sanctuary has been really supportive of us, so if we can come back here and give some fans some games and a bit of fun, it’s good for everyone.”

He said the players were pleased to see fans in the stands on Saturday night, despite an uninspiring 2011 season.

“It’s been a tough year for our fans. We haven’t given them too much to cheer for so to see them out there last night was great for us,” Minichiello said.

“The crowd got behind us and were very vocal.

“I thought we were still in the game but there were some silly errors in the second half.

“It’s frustrating when the effort is there and everyone’s trying hard but little things cost us and it does start to compound and get us down a bit.

“But we’re still confident going into each game that we can win the game and I’m 100% sure we’ll get some wins between now and the end of the season.”

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary joined forces with the Gold Coast Titans in a three-year partnership that began in 2009, as they shared a commitment to providing entertainment for families on the Gold Coast.



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