The Gold Coast Titans have taken another significant step towards securing the long-term stability of the club by today re-signing foundation Head Coach John Cartwright until the end of the 2016 season.

In an important coup for the Titans just a month out from the start of the 2011 season, Cartwright has agreed to an extended five-year term from next season which will expire at the end of the 2016 season.

The new deal continues Cartwright’s long association with the club, which began way back in April 2004 when the former Penrith Reserve Grade Coach and Sydney Roosters Assistant Coach relocated to the Gold Coast a year before the Titans were granted entry into the NRL competition to help with the bid process.

Cartwright has already established a successful coaching record in his first four seasons as an NRL Head Coach, having taken the Titans to consecutive finals appearances over the past two years, including to last year’s Preliminary Final against the Sydney Roosters.

The former Australian Test and NSW State of Origin forward said he was thrilled to be continuing his association with the Titans well into the future.

Since 2007, Cartwright has established an impressive 52 per cent winning record as Head Coach of the Titans and has also worked with representative teams, including the Australian Kangaroos (Assistant Coach 2008), NSW State of Origin side (Assistant Coach 2004) and City Origin Head Coach (2009).