Calum Turner commits future to Castleford

Drew Darbyshire

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

Castleford starlet Calum Turner has signed a new two-year deal with the Tigers.

The 19-year-old made his debut against Hull FC in May and has gone on to play three games in Super League this season, scoring two tries and kicking eight goals.

Turner has been a shining light in the Academy League, helping the Tigers to the Academy Grand Final last year as well as being an England Academy international.

On his new deal, Turner said: “I’m very happy about my new deal.

“Getting to play Super League this season has been a really good experience for me and hopefully I can get some more games under my belt this year, but I’m just looking to crack on for the next two years now and get some consistent game time.”

“I’m from Cas, this is my home town club and it’s going places. It was an easy decision for me to stay here, I’m really looking forward to what the next two years brings.”

Tigers coach Daryl Powell sees a big future for Turner.

He said: “It’s great news for the club that Calum has agreed to stay with us.

“He is another young player who has come through our youth system and showed real potential this season.

“I look forward to working with Calum over the coming seasons to see him achieve his strong potential as a rugby league player.”