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Moore Signs Professional Terms With Cas

Friday 31st October 2014

Moore Signs Professional Terms With Cas

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The club is delighted to announce youngster Brandon Moore has signed a 12-month professional contract with the club.
The club is delighted to announce youngster Brandon Moore has signed a 12-month professional contract with the club.

Moore joined the club from the RFL Regional Academy in Spring, and has been having sessions with the first team and playing for the under 19s.

The hooker will now train full-time with the first team, but will continue playing for the youth side, where he has one year left.

Moore, who was part of England's academy squad in 2013, revealed he was delighted to finally put pen to paper on his first professional deal.

"It is fantastic to sign. When I first came down in May I thought there was a really good opportunity to get a deal, but now it seems too surreal to be true," he said.

"It is exactly what I have always wanted. The goal is to try and get some first team action at some point, but doing a good job with the under 19s is important in my final year.

"Training with the first team is unbelievable and helps develop my game. There is a lot of experienced players at the club that help out when they need to."

 

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The 18-year-old also said being part of the setup during the successful 2014 campaign helped him decide he wanted to be at the Tigers for the long-term.

"I could not ask for a better club to be at," he added. "It was great to be a part of that towards the end of last season and it will be going forward.

"Ever since the first day I came here, everyone has been fantastic with me, both in the under 19s and in the first team. I have learned a lot.

"This will be my first pre-season at a professional club, and I cannot wait to dig in." 

He is the second player to sign for Castleford from the Cumbrian Academy, after prop Will Maher joined in December 2013.

Moore claimed there is a lot more top class talent waiting in Cumbria, which is finally starting to be recognised.

"I knew Will because I played with him at Cumbria, and to come down and play with him again is a good thing," said Moore.

"He is doing well for himself too, which included making his debut last year obviously.

"It gives us younger lads confidence when we see players like Will get a chance too, because it shows they are willing to play the younger boys, and if you are good enough, you will get a chance.

"There is definitely a lot of missed talent at Cumbria. There are many players at Super League clubs now, and it shows that there are players there."

Head of Youth Pete Riding said: "After joining us from the RFL Cumbrian Academy, Brandon has been a stand-out performer in the academy team.

"He has been training with the top squad during his time here, and he has been earmarked as having great potential. He is physically already well developed, and with further investment from our coaching staff and with a full and uninterrupted off-season, he can really develop his technical attributes.

"He fits our policy of wanting hungry young English players with desire to achieve."

 

By Adam Etherington.

Moore Signs Professional Terms With Cas The club is delighted to announce youngster Brandon Moore has signed a 12-month professional contract with the club.

 

 

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