Cartwright commits to Titans’ future

Gold Coast have received a boost ahead of the new season with coach John Cartwright signing a five-year contract.

Cartwright, a former Penrith and Salford player, has agreed to remain coach of the Titans until the end of the 2016 season.

Since taking charge in 2007, Cartwright has lead the Titans to the finals three times and established an impressive 52 percent winning record.

“It’s humbling that Michael Searle and Paul Broughton have shown such faith in me by being able to offer a lengthy deal of this kind,’’ said Cartwright.

“I feel very lucky to have such security in a non-secure world.

“I’m really looking forward to the coming years when we will be able to see all the talented kids in the Titans’ Junior Pathways Program coming through the ranks at the club.’’

Jetstar Titans Managing Director Michael Searle said Cartwright’s influence was key to the Titans’ successful culture.

“The Gold Coast Titans have always seen the stability of coaching and management as a pre-requisite to sustained long-term success,” he said.

“There is no doubt that he is quickly becoming recognised as a coach that has the gravitas of a Wayne Bennett or Phil Gould and his long-term commitment to the club says a lot about the strength of our commitment to the City of the Gold Coast and the continued success of the Titans.’’

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