Mead re-signs with Titans until 2016
Thursday 6 December 2012 5:30 PM
The iSelect Gold Coast Titans have added another key signature to the club's growing list after today re-signing flying winger David Mead until the end of 2016.
The 24-year-old winger, who was born in Papua New Guinea and raised in Lismore, has agreed to an extended three-year deal which will see him remain in Titans colours for the next four seasons.
Mead is the club's all-time highest try scorer, having crossed the white line 40 times in 73 NRL games for the club since making his debut in 2009.
Importantly Mead's signing continues the club's retention of local Gold Coast juniors - with Mead a graduate of the club's NYC Under-20s team alongside the likes of fellow NRL squad members Kevin Gordon, Matt Srama, Ben Ridge, Jordan Rankin, Ryan James and Jamie Dowling.
Mead was the inaugural recipient of ‘The Preston’, named in honour of former Titans champion Preston Campbell for the player that shows a number of standout qualities such as consistent work ethic, positive attitude towards every game and a strong commitment to effort and determination.
iSelect Titans Chief Executive Officer David May said it was exciting to have Mead’s long-term future secured.
“It’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,’’ said May.
“David 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.’’
iSelect Titans Coach John Cartwright said Mead was one of the club’s most consistent players, having only missed four games in the past two seasons.
“It’s been nice to witness David’s development as a player on and off the field since he made his debut for us in 2009,’’ said Cartwright.
“He knows how to find the try line and he’s also developing other aspects of his game so it’s great that he’ll be wearing Titans colours for the next four years.’’
Mead said he was pleased to have his long-term future sealed and to be remaining at the Titans.
“I’m happy on the Gold Coast with the Titans so I’m really glad to be staying,’’ said Mead.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time with the club so far and have made some great friends at the Titans.
“I’m still only young and want to help the Titans challenge for a premiership in the years to come.’’
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