He is only 21-years of age and just 36 games into his blossoming NRL career, but young gun AJ Brimson has outlined his plan to play his entire career at the Titans after today extending his contract with the Gold Coast until the end of the 2022 season.
One of the most in-demand young players in the game, Brimson recently represented at the World Nines tournament in Sydney, as well as the Junior Kangaroos in their international against France.
He is also a key part of the Titans’ plans for the future, with Head Coach Justin Holbrook to rebuild the Club around the most talented players produced in the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers rugby league nursery to ensure the region’s best players turn out as Titans.
Brimson himself couldn’t be happier to be a part of that future – with the Gold Coast junior delighted to be able to play in the NRL representing his home town, family and friends as a Titans for at least the next three seasons.
“I’m pretty stoked to be honest,” Brimson said. “Honestly, I don’t think it could have gone any better.
“I had big intentions to stay here, I really love it here. That the Club wants to keep me here for another two years – or extend me for another two years – it’s awesome, and I am really stoked for me and my family.
“This is the best outcome possible. I have only ever been at this Club, and I only really ever want to stay at this Club. That was always the plan.”
AJ Brimson Highlights
Brimson said he took his time settling his future so he could get a feel for the Titans’ new direction under Holbrook, and Assistant Coaches Jim Dymock and Jim Lenihan.
“I didn’t rush into anything, but obviously everything worked out well and I am stoked to be here,” he said.
“There is a great squad here and a great staff. Everyone is really ripping in. It has been a hot pre-season so far, but everyone is really enjoying it.”
Brimson will be working closely with former Titans fullback Michael Gordon, who has joined the Club’s coaching staff, as Brimson looks to take over the No.1 jersey in 2020.
“There’s not many better to learn off,” Brimson said of Gordon. “I am stoked that he is back full-time here. I think I will be working really closely with him.
“Everyday I will be in his face trying to ask questions and get him to help me out, and he is always willing to help out, so that’s good.”