Titans players Mark Minichiello, Matthew White, Albert Kelly and Ashley Harrison aren't the only members of their family with personalised jerseys any more. Copyright: Titans Media

Titans extend family reach

WHEN Leo, Luca and Rocco Minichiello talk about being like their dad and playing for the Titans one day, they can now picture how it would look a lot more clearly.

On Monday they had the chance to run around Cbus Super Stadium in their personalised Titans jerseys, complete with their names heat-sealed onto the back, as part of an initiative of the team’s new official apparel sponsor BLK.

They joined Albert Kelly’s daughter Brida-Lee, Ashley Harrison’s son Will and Matt White’s little girl Mia in a special family get-together on the lush turf of the Titans’ stadium, in an opportunity for the teeny-Titans to feel what it’s like to don their individual footy strips like their famous fathers.

And so too can any Titans fans, with the opportunity now – for just $10 – to be just like the players and have their names permanently marked onto their iSelect Titans supporters jerseys.

But, for those who want to turn up for home games as a ‘name player’, they can only have their name and number applied to new jerseys acquired through the official Titans Teamstore (www.shop.titans.com.au).

The initiative comes from Gold Coast-based, international sports brand BLK who last November secured a five-year deal with the Titans until the end of the 2018 season.

“I think it’s a great idea,” said Titans’ foundation player Mark Minichiello. “It allows fans, particularly the kids, to directly associate with their favourite player and bring them closer to the team.”