ROBBIE STOREY: THE GREEN AND GOLD TIGER
Over the last few years Robbie Storey has being applying his rugby trade with Super League side, Castleford Tigers. Robbie has been an influential centre/second rower ever since he first began to play rugby and is known for his pace, energy and skill.
Robbie was involved in one of the most successful junior teams at West Hull which dominated and competed in every tournament up until the West Hull team which was coached by Rob Wilson reached the end of the junior cycle.
Following on from a successful journey with West Hull in which Robbie was a popular figure not only on the pitch but off the pitch too, Castleford Tigers scholarship came knocking on the door for a young promising athlete and it has been a move not only successful for Robbie but enjoyable as well
Here’s what Robbie Storey said to GRM SPORT:
How did you first get involved in Rugby League?
“ It was in school, I was in Year 8 playing it in PE and all my teachers was telling me that I need to get down to a local amateur club because they see something special in me. So from there I got in touch with the local club Hull Wyke and started there!
“Later in my amateur career I joined West Hull, Kai Thorpe is a player who I give a lot of credit to, I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for him.
Did you ever imagine the West Hull side going on to be such a dominant force across the country in your age group?
“West Hull have always been a dominant team in Hull and Yorkshire. when I joined West Hull we went into the Yorkshire league and dominated the next 3 seasons with them getting to 2 national cup finals, winning one and unfortunately also losing the other. We did end up winning at he Yorkshire cup final!
“ As a team we always turned up to the game switched on and never turned up thinking we were always going to win before we kicked off. My time at West Hull was a great 3 years! Great club with great coaches and great people!
You signed for Castleford Tigers after West Hull, what was your original thoughts on signing for the club and how has it paid off?
“ When Castleford approached me I always knew they were an amazing club with great coaches so I thought I’ll start something new in my career. After a year and half playing for the club, I signed a two year first team contract which has really paid out for me. I
“ I’ve been 18th man once and hopefully fingers crossed I can get a super league game this year. That’s my one goal this year is to play super league and become a regular first team player through out the next couple of years of being at the club!
Finally, what is the long term goal you want to achieve with Castleford Tigers?
“ My long term goal is to become a regular player at the club and get my self a big contract and stay loyal to the club for the next few years!
“ It has always been a dream of mine to become a regular Super League player and earn money for something I love to play week in week out! So hopefully they see something in me and I get a game this year for the Tigers.
City of Hull Academy’s Rob Wilson played a key role in Robbie’s early development and had this to say about the Castleford man
“ Robbie was a pleasure to coach. Always very respectful and his effort in training and matches was always 100%. He was always very athletic but also worked hard on his skills and he has a big future.
“Robbie can go very far in the game . He can’t be far off first team now. Every time he plays against our COHA 19’s he seems to have a storming game. I honestly believe if he was at Hull KR or FC that he would have a few first team games under his belt by now.