The Gold Coast Titans have received another encouraging boost ahead of the 2021 season, with strike centre Brian Kelly inking a new deal.
The 24-year-old, who is one of the most exciting young attacking players in the game, will now remain on the Gold Coast until at least the end of 2023.
The re-signing comes after a stellar season, which saw Kelly win the Paul Broughton Medal as the club’s Best and Fairest.
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Coach Justin Holbrook said he can’t wait to continue to work with Kelly over the coming years.
“I think it is fantastic news for our Club that Brian Kelly is going to continue his career here,” Holbrook said.
“It’s great having a young player that grew up in Northern New South Wales… It means a lot to him to stay at this Club and it means a lot to us to keep him here.
Holbrook said Kelly has “shown in particular last season what a strike centre he is”.
“He’s one of the best in the competition, and I think it is just awesome for myself that BK is staying here and it is great news for all of our fans.”
It appears the feeling is mutual, with Kelly revealing he’s looking forward to improving under the club’s coaching staff.
“I think Justin and my relationship is building and he just wants the best for me,” Kelly said.
“I get along with him really well and having the new high performance staff there as well, I believe they are going to get the best out of me and I can’t wait for 2021.”