Warrington Wolves have announced that former homegrown player Tyrone McCarthy has returned to the club as Assistant Academy and Lead Scholarship Coach.
McCarthy was born in Warrington and went on to make 43 appearances for the club between 2019 and 2013, helping the club lift three Challenge Cups and the League Leaders’ Shield in 2011.
The 32-year-old also enjoyed spells with Hull Kingston Rovers, St George Illawarra Dragons, Salford Red Devils and, most recently, Leigh Centurions before calling time on his playing days at the end of the 2021 Betfred Super League season.
McCarthy will now work with Warrington’s Academy Head Coach Paul Anderson and Head of Youth Pete Riding.
Speaking on the appointment, McCarthy said: “I’m really excited about what the club want to achieve.
“We’ve got a really talented bunch of Academy lads and we want to develop them in the right way and create good people. The ultimate aim is for them to reach the top and play for the first team.
“For me, I want to imprint on them what it means to represent the town. They may be coming from across the country but they’re playing for this club so if they can have a bit of what the town means and become good hard-working people, I’ll be happy with that.
“Some of the experiences I’ve had of coming through the system here hopefully I can now share those with the current players and help them along the way.
“I’ve been preparing to step into a coaching role for most of my career so hopefully it’s a smooth transition. I’ll no doubt be getting some itchy feet some days, but I know the time is right to transition now from playing into coaching.
“I’m looking forward now to getting to know everyone on a personal level. Hopefully in a few years time we’ll see a lot more knocking on the first team door and playing in the primrose and blue.”