Garnerning a cult hero like status at the Newcastle Knights, the club’s fans are over the moon with the news that fan favourite winger Nathan Ross has signed a new deal with the club.
Ross, who was already signed for the 2018 season has signed a 2-year contract extension until the end of the 2020 season.
In what has been a lean year for results – but with gusto and resolve at times – Ross has been a standout for the Knights side and the new contract is justified on that basis.
“Nathan has been in great form and has been rewarded with an extension,” Knights CEO Matt Gidley said.
“He has been at the Club for a number of years and has worked really hard; he makes a significant contribution to the team each week.
“Importantly, Nathan engages with our community and members in a meaningful way and we have no doubt that will continue.”
For Ross himself, the process took a bit longer than he had perhaps anticipated or expected but he is just pleased to have the new deal sorted.
“I am over the moon and this has been something the Club and I have been working towards,” Ross said.
“I love Newcastle… and consider myself a Novocastrian.
“I really believe in the direction the Club is heading… and there is no way I was going to miss out on it.”
A fan favourite in the eyes of the fans, Ross admits that the feeling is mutual.
“I think I love the fans more than they love me,” he said.
“I have shared my journey with the fans the whole way through and to be able to progress with them is something special.”