The Gold Coast Titans have locked away another local junior long-term, with Tanah Boyd now signed with the club until the end of 2024.
Boyd was already contracted for 2022, but has committed to the Titans for a further two seasons.
“I’m stoked to be here for the next three years and it is exciting times at the club,” Boyd said.
“We’ve got a good young squad here and I’m thrilled.”
The 21-year-old played his junior football on the Gold Coast and is a product of Keebra Park State High School.
He says the Titans pathway programs now mean that local juniors, like Boyd, are committing long term to the Coast.
“It is massive to stay here at home on the Coast and it allows me to go to local clubs and I was like them a couple of years ago,” Boyd said.
“It’s special to me to be able to do that and I’m so grateful to be at the club.
“The school programs and the work that Jamie McCormack and Kane Elgey are doing with the Junior Titans System is different to when I was coming through and just so much better.
“The kids that we’ve got coming through are amazing.
“Keebra Park State High, Palm Beach Currumbin State High and Marsden State High and our other partner schools are just bringing so many talented kids through, so it is exciting for the club and it is so good that we’re bringing those kids here.”
Able to play both half or hooker, Boyd is part of a new generation of locally grown Titans from Logan to Lismore and west to Beaudesert who are keen to bring success to the region.
Titans Coach Justin Holbrook says the extension shows the belief the club has in Boyd.
“Tanah is a fantastic young player and someone who works incredibly hard on his game.
“He is one of the best trainers at the club, he is a hard worker and his attitude is fantastic.
“He’s got great relationships within our team and is part of a core of young players that we think can lead this club into the future.
“Tanah has had a taste of NRL action over the last few seasons and has played a few different roles and we’re confident he will continue to improve his game over this coming pre-season.”
At 21-years-old, Boyd joins a group including David Fifita, Tino Fa’asuamaleaui, Moeaki Fotuaika and Jayden Campbell who are the same age, while Toby Sexton (20), AJ Brimson and Beau Fermor (23) also make up an exciting young core of players.