Off-contract at the end of 2015, Kurt Gidley turns 33 in June and is entering his 15th season as an NRL player. Gidley has enjoyed an injury-free pre-season and says he is not only feeling physically fit and strong, but also in a good headspace.
With his playing future yet to be discussed beyond next season, Kurt says having his older brother Matt as the CEO won’t make things difficult should he want to extend his deal.
“I chat to him as a brother – I don’t chat to him as a CEO about those sort of things (contracts),” he said.
“I’ll know myself when the time is up. I’m certainly not going to be a player who hangs around or tries to milk another year out of my club, especially with the younger guys coming through and how exciting they are. Whenever the time is right and I can’t keep up with the game or the players, then that’s the time to hang the boots up.”