CASTLEFORD TIGERS have made another signing ahead of Super League 2023 as Lee Radford adds to his squad along with young striker Bailey Dawson.
The 19-year-old came through the City of Hull Academy ranks before being taken over by Hull KR where he represented the Academy and Robins reserve sides before leaving on loan to the Midlands Hurricanes towards the end of this year. .
Dawson revealed how he got involved in rugby league: “I started when I was about 8 at Skirlaugh Bulls and stayed there for all of my community rugby. I then obtained a scholarship from the City of Hull Academy, it was a good experience. I was with Danny Wilson and Rob Nickolay so I have some familiar faces here now. Then I went to Hull KR and spent two years there at the academy and one year in the reserve and training with the first team.
“I went through the system when Danny, Rob and Matty, Lee and Andy were all coaches at Hull, they’re good guys and hopefully I can get my chance here. There’s a lot of hard work to do in pre-season and throughout the season, and I am ready to do this job.
Dawson gained first-team experience during his time with the Midlands Hurricanes on loan, where he scored one try in five appearances for the club and the second line said how vital that experience has been in terms of growing on and outside the field.
“It was a valuable experience. It has been good for my career. I had good and bad matches, but it was definitely a great experience for my career and for me to grow as a player.
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