He is the sort of player that every team wants in their side – that player that can fill a number of positions and do so adequately, and for the Gold Coast Titans, they are thrilled to have kept him on board.

That player, is utility back William Zillman, who has signed a new 5-year contract with the club, that will see him remain with the Gold Coast Titans until the end of the 2017 NRL season.

Zillman joined the Titans in 2009 from the Canberra Raiders, and has since played in 69 games for the Gold Coast based club, scoring 23 tries during that time.

Michael Searle, who is the Managing Director of the club, said that the re-signing of Zillman was one with a long-term vision, and the club is thrilled to have retained his services.

“On and off the field, Will has proven to be a true professional,’’ said Searle.

“He’s a great person, has a faultless attitude and is one of the hardest workers in the team. It’s exciting to think what he might be able to achieve at this club over the next five years.’’

Regarded as the Titans fittest player, coach John Cartwright is also pleased that Zillman has extended his stay with the Gold Coast.

“Zilly has proved how valuable he is to the team over the past three years and we see him as being one of the future leaders at the club,’’ said Cartwright.

“He came to us after having two serious knee injuries and he has worked really hard to get back to the player that he is today. He ticks all the boxes so it’s great for the club to be able to sign him to such a lengthy deal.’’

With his future now sorted, Zillman is keen to use this new contract, as a catalyst for his development as an NRL player.

“I’m really happy here at the Titans and I’m excited about what’s in store for the future of the club,’’ said Zillman, a Rochedale Brothers junior.

“It’s nice to have my future all wrapped up so I can focus on my football and what we’re trying to achieve here on the Gold Coast.’’

By ricky

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