In a move that will please Titans fans, following previous uncertainty about his future – talented Titans half David Mead has signed a contract extension at the club, until the end of the 2016 NRL season.
Mead, who hails from Papua New Guinea, but was raised in the NSW town of Lismore, leads the club in tries scored with 43 in total – with CEO David May excited to retain a player of Mead's quality.
â€œItâ€™s great news for the club that we have been able to re-sign one of our talented local juniors to a long-term contract,â€™â€™ said May.
â€œDavid is one of many exciting young players in our ranks so to have him committed to the club for the next four seasons is fantastic.”
Mead has had a good run with injuries over the last couple of seasons, missing just four games in two years – a point that Titans coach John Cartwright made mention of.
â€œItâ€™s been nice to witness Davidâ€™s development as a player on and off the field since he made his debut for us in 2009,â€™â€™ said Cartwright.
â€œHe knows how to find the try line and heâ€™s also developing other aspects of his game so itâ€™s great that heâ€™ll be wearing Titans colours for the next four years.”
Mead himself is also excited to stay, with the opportunity to play alongside his mates for longer the next few years.
Iâ€™m happy on the Gold Coast with the Titans so Iâ€™m really glad to be staying,â€™â€™ said Mead.
â€œIâ€™ve really enjoyed my time with the club so far and have made some great friends at the Titans.
â€œIâ€™m still only young and want to help the Titans challenge for a premiership in the years to come.â€™â€™