Campbell hangs up boots

Gold Coast veteran Preston Campbell will retire at the end of the season despite promising to play into 2012.

Campbell, 34, had extended his Titans contract in June but has since decided end his 14-year career.

During that time Campbell has played over 260 NRL matches and picked up a NRL premiership with Penrith in 2003.

Campbell says he wants to focus his community work.

“I feel like it’s time for me to start the next phase of my life off the field,” said Campbell.

“I could have gone another year but I want to concentrate more on what I’m going to be doing after footy here at the Titans and as a Learn Earn Legend! ambassador.

“I’m still going to be employed by the club off the field and I’ll still be around to help some of the new guys settle in next year.”

Jetstar Titans Coach John Cartwright said Campbell had been a key part of the make-up of the side right from day one.

“It’s been a pleasure to be able to coach a player of his talent. There’s not many players that play with the courage that he does and the fact he’s been able to do it at an elite level for such a long time is testament to that.”

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