Beau Fermor loves the Gold Coast Titans.
So much so, he can’t see he and his young family ever leaving the place he now calls home, wanting to help bring that first premiership to the Coast.
Originally from Dalby in Western Queensland, Fermor and his family will stay on the Coast until 2026 after the back-rower inked a new deal to extend his time at the Titans.
Initially with the club until 2024, the electric edge forward has secured two further seasons to his current deal, topping off a whirlwind year for the 23-year-old.
Becoming a regular starter in the back-row for the Titans, the Dalby Devils junior was close to fulfilling his childhood dream of representing Queensland, selected in the Maroons extended squad for Game II and III of the victorious series.
It's capped off a big period for the hard-working family man, joining his wife Monique in welcoming young 11-week old son Coopa into the world.
Beau Fermor a Titan 'til 2026!
"It's a bit different from where I'm from in Dalby, having these beautiful beaches,” he said.
“I'm pumped that I can be here for a few more years now and raise my young family here.
"It's close enough to Dalby that my mum and dad and all our grandparents and everyone like that can come and see little Coopa, Monique and myself.”
Although this season hasn't quite gone to plan for him and his Titans teammates, it has been a year of learning for the talented forward who feels he's been able to make plenty of improvement in his game.
"Obviously we haven't gone how we wished we would have gone and thought we probably would have gone at the start of the year, but I guess we've taken a lot of learnings out of the year," Fermor admitted.
"On a personal note, I'm really happy with the year that I've had and I think that I've improved a lot and been able to lock down that starting role for pretty much the whole year now.
"I'm hoping to get a few more wins towards the back end of the year to give the fans something to cheer about and build into 2023."
Most importantly, Fermor wants to be part of history with the Titans, helping bring home the first title to the Gold Coast.
"With the club, I want to be consistently successful, playing in the finals every year and challenging for a premiership and that ultimate goal is to bring the first premiership back to the Gold Coast," Fermor said.
"That's one of the big reasons why I wanted to re-sign and I wanted to be part of the team that wins that first trophy for the for the city and for our members and fans.
"That's something that I'm really motivated to working towards and something that I'm really excited about."
'I can't wipe the smile off my face' - Fermor
Gold Coast Titans coach Justin Holbrook is thrilled for the exciting back-rower to recommit to the end of 2026.
"Beau is such a hard worker and has really applied himself this season and I'm excited to see him extend his time and be part of our squad until the end of 2026," Holbrook said.
"His attitude and effort epitomises the type of player we want to have here long-term and he is completely invested in what we are developing on the Coast.
"He joins a wonderful core group of young players here at the Titans who are committed to bringing success to the Gold Coast in the years to come.”