Jordan Turner goals to assist look after the subsequent era of rugby league stars as soon as he hangs up his boots – each time that could be.
The much-travelled 32-year-old made a shock transfer from Huddersfield Giants to Castleford Tigers through the winter and is loving life at Wheldon Highway.
Turner has signed a one-year deal for what’s his testimonial yr and refuses to look past that simply but, though plans are in place for his post-playing profession.
Turner, who started his profession at Salford Pink Devils 15 years in the past, stated: “Since leaving college, I grew to become a full-time rugby league participant and I’ve all the time put all my eggs into that one basket.
“I attempted so onerous to be the perfect rugby league participant that I might be.
“That has had its positives and negatives as a result of if I hadn’t had that mindset then I in all probability wouldn’t have achieved what I’ve at the moment.
“However I’ve obtained a number of companies within the pipeline that I’m able to go forward with as soon as the world will get again to regular after the pandemic.
“I’m additionally going to be beginning a sports activities administration company with my enterprise associate.
“I don’t simply wish to be an agent, it’s extra about being a mentor and participant administration is the route I wish to go down.
“Loads of youngsters want a little bit of steering and fairly a number of brokers in rugby league are simply businessmen who haven’t performed the sport.
“My profession has been that various, with the highs and lows, that I’ve lots of data I wish to cross on to those younger youngsters coming via and assist information them.
“I’ve been in groups who’ve been relegated, I’ve performed in common sides, I’ve gained the Grand Remaining with St Helens, plus I’ve been to Australia.
“I simply need to have the ability to give assist and steering to younger youngsters which I felt I didn’t have after I was coming via.”
Wigan-based Turner may characterize Jamaica on the World Cup this yr however should first pressure his approach into Daryl Powell’s aspect.
Turner added: “The transfer got here out of the blue actually, however I didn’t need to assume an excessive amount of about and I’m actually pleased to be right here.
“Being across the recreation for therefore lengthy, each time I’ve spoken to individuals about working underneath Daryl, that they had nothing however good issues to say about him.
“He simply appears to have a knack of bringing the perfect out of his gamers.
“Ryan Sheridan can be instrumental and he’s actually a giant a part of what we do.”
Turner is flexible however added: “I’ve finished a bit at centres and within the again row in pre-season.
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“I simply wish to be within the body to be chosen and I do know that after I get my probability, I gained’t look again.
“So long as I apply myself proper, which I understand how to do at this stage of my profession, then as soon as I get my probability then I’ll have the ability to cement a spot within the group.
“With the best way the world is correct now, I don’t assume I can actually look past this season. I’m simply centered on a giant season for Cas in my testimonial yr.”