4th June 2018, 17:13 | Castleford

Storey signs Castleford deal

Storey signs Castleford deal

Castleford Tigers have handed academy centre Robbie Storey a two-year full-time contract.

The 18-year-old joined the Tigers from the City of Hull Academy last August and has impressed for the club’s under-19s.

“I’m so pleased to be going full-time and hopefully getting some Super League games this year or next year,” said Storey, who represented England at youth level in 2017.

“Everyone here has made me feel so welcome from day one and I’m really looking forward to working more with players like Jake Webster and Michael Shenton who are so experienced in my position, and have already been so helpful in my development.”

Castleford academy head coach Tony Smith said: “Robbie’s reward of a full-time contract is on the back of two seasons of impressive performances at under-19 level.

“His challenge now is to continue working hard in all aspects of his game which he will no doubt do and improve as a result of being in the first-team environment.”