A true character in rugby league, Newcastle Knights fans love Nathan Ross and he loves them and the club. What does that all mean, though?
It means that the fan favourite has re-signed with the club for a further two seasons and the man himself could not be more excited to have done so.
â€œIâ€™m absolutely over the moon with the contract extension,â€ Ross explains.
â€œTo know that Iâ€™m going to be here for another two years is a reward, I think, for all the hard work.
â€œIt just goes to show that if you chase your goals hard enough, then youâ€™ll get there.â€
His passion and enthusiasm have not gone unnoticed, with coach Nathan Brown praising the spirited winger for his efforts and commitment.
â€œIt would be hard to find a more enthusiastic player than Nathan,â€ coach Nathan Brown said.
â€œHe is a great story and shows you can achieve your dreams by working hard.
â€œIt is really pleasing he is rewarded with a contract extension and we look forward to his further development at the Club.â€
A late bloomer to the game at 27, Ross is hoping to use this contract as a springboard for future ones and future success in the game.
â€œFor me in these next two years, Iâ€™ll be aiming for another contract,â€ Ross said.
â€œNow I need to prove that Iâ€™m worth investing in again, and itâ€™s really exciting.
â€œItâ€™s lit more of a fire in my stomach to set some bigger goals now.â€