Super League: Nick Youngquest links Castleford Tigers with Brooklyn, New York
Former Castleford winger Nick Youngquest has linked United States rugby league side Brooklyn Kings with his old club.
Last Updated: 31/03/14 7:09pm
The 30-year-old, who spent two seasons with the Tigers before retiring in 2012, recently joined the brand new USARL franchise in a coaching and development role.
His first move has been to form a resources and initiative share with the Yorkshire-based Super League side.
He said: "I'm beyond excited to come on board at the Kings in their inaugural USARL season.
"Co-founders Matt Bailey and Justin Coffman have done a great job to get the ball rolling and I think we can make this the premier rugby league team in America."
Castleford plan to nurture a long-lasting relationship where players, coaches, management and fans of both organisations are able to interact with one another.
Chief executive Steve Gill said: "We are very pleased to offer the Tigers brand as a means of developing the Brooklyn Kings not only in the States, but in the UK as well.
"It's great to envision one day having a New York-bred player pull on the famous black and amber of the Tigers."
Brooklyn play their first match away to Rhode Island Rebellion on May 31, while Castleford are riding high in the Super League, sitting in second place after six wins from their opening seven games.