Milner signs new deal with Castleford

Adam Milner.
Adam Milner.

Castleford Tigers hooker Adam Milner is delighted to have signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2018 season.

The 24-year-old academy product’s contract was due to run out at the end of the current season, but the Tigers have moved to ensure they keep the services of the England academy international.

Milner made his debut for Castleford in 2010 as a teenager and has gone on to play more than 100 games for the club, becoming one of the most consistent performers for the Tigers.

He is pleased to have his immediate future sorted and said: “I’m so happy! I really see the club going places over the next couple of years and I want to be part of that.

“The ambition of where this club wants to go has significantly improved over the last two years, especially under Daryl Powell. I really believe Castleford Tigers can bring some silverware back to this great town soon.

“Castleford Tigers is a great club to be part of. The players, the coaching staff, everyone, we all have a great special bond and this is such a great family club that plays a fantastic part in the local community.

“I’m proud to be part of it and I just want to keep developing as a player and as an individual and this team is developing and growing all the time and really building Castleford Tigers into a great club.”

Tigers head coach Daryl Powell is also pleased to see Milner sign a new contract.

He said: “He is a high quality player who I feel is going to get better and better over the coming years and he will be one of our key players in our development as we look to improve further this season.

“His potential is massive and his combination with Paul McShane gives us two high quality hookers at the club.”

Tigers chief executive Steve Gill, Tigers CEO is also thrilled to have secured the services of another home grown player:

He said: “It’s great news for our club that Adam has agreed to commit to the Tigers for another two years.

“I look forward to watching him develop even further under Daryl and his coaching team.”