Exciting Titans rookie Jesse Arthars is in high-hopes that his 2019 season on the Gold Coast will be enough to be rewarded with a dream contract extension.
Arthars, 20, was one of many highlighted moves to the Titans after stints with Melbourne and South Sydney, following the passing of his mother Jane.
The Runaway Bay and Helensvale junior has earned a call up to first-grade football following an electrifying campaign for Burleigh during the Intrust Super Cup.
Arthars has slotted into the right centre spot alongside fan favourite winger Anthony Don since making his debut last month against Cronulla.
Arthars dreams for a prolonged career in the city he grew up in fall into the hands of coach Garth Brennan and Titans officials as the out of contract youngster plays for an extension.
“Yeah for sure,” he told The Gold Coast Bulletin.
“I haven’t been in talks or anything like that. I let my manager handle that.
“I’m just obviously enjoying footy but hopefully I can hang around here. This is my home, it’s where I want to be based.
“I was just so grateful to get the opportunity to come home and if I was to get that opportunity to re-sign then I’d be stoked.”
Arthars was seen attempting his goal-kicking at practice on Thursday as a possible alternative to replace the struggling Tyrone Roberts and Ash Taylor, who are facing a slump with conversion rates at just 50 per cent this season.
Titans no.1 Michael Gordon has been ruled out for at least a month following the diagnosis of a blood clot in his leg, while Taylor looks to spend some time away from the game, leaving a void for Arthars to find more first-team football.
Arthars is not unfamiliar to find himself amongst the top-scorers, taking out the leading scorer in the under-20's competition in 2016.
“I take pride in my goal-kicking,” he said.
“Obviously I haven’t been kicking this year either for Titans or Burleigh but I feel like it is a good string to have and I like to stay on top of it and make sure that if I was ever to get that call up to goal-kicking that I’d handle the job.”
Brennan revealed Roberts will remain as the Titan's goalkicker for Sunday's derby against Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium.