Great to be a part of
Tyrone McCarthy has grown up as part of Warrington Wolves from watching as a supporter on the terraces to representing his hometown club.
As he prepares to move on in 2014, WolvesTV caught up with him to ask your questions and find out what he'll take away from his time at the club.
We've watched Tyrone grow as a player, progressing through the ranks but how did it all start for him?
"I just followed in my brother's footsteps down at Woolston. I enjoyed the physical side of it from a young age.
"I remember putting a jersey on in the u13s scholarship but the first academy game I remember was playing centre with Kev Penny for the u16s at St Helens. We scored a few tries during the four games we played and it's great to see Kev back at the club."
Tyrone owes a lot to the coaches he's had over the years.
"If I had to single one person out I'd say Gary Chambers has had a big influence on my career and Brian Chambers from a younger age. But definitely Gary as he kept me at the club when I was about 18; if it wasn't for him I wouldn't have had the career I've had. Then obviously Tony came in and gave me my debut and it's not just me, probably most of the boys, have learnt a lot off Tony. "
It means everything to pull on the jersey of your hometown club and Tyrone appreciates more than anyone how that feels.
"It's a childhood dream to play for your hometown club. I remember sitting at Wilderspool watching the games there and to then get the opportunity to play for the first team in front of the fans is awesome.
"Playing in the Challenge Cup final last year, getting a try and just being involved with the team pretty much every week playing regularly was the highlight of my career."
Every player to have represented the Wolves first team is presented with a heritage number securing their place in the club's history.
"I think it's quite special that you can come back and point to your number on the (heritage) wall. It's something to be proud of and something for your family to come and see too."
Like many players past and present Tyrone has also invested his time in coaching some of the up-and-coming young players, leaving a legacy as he moves on.
"Gary Chambers gave me the inspiration to go on and achieve and if I have given a little bit of that back to some of the young lads - we've just seen seven sign for u19s - that's great. I've enjoyed seeing the lads develop as I know how it feels to be in that position."
When asked how he'd like to be remembered at Warrington he said: "Just hard working and honest. I gave my all every time I went out on the pitch."
Tyrone is now looking for new challenges in his career. First up; Rugby League World Cup 2013.
"The World Cup first and foremost; enjoy that and get some good rugby behind me, then hopefully look at Australia to play out there, improve my game and then look to come back at a later date."
He still sees a bright future for Warrington saying: "I'm leaving it in good hands. There's a few players moving on but some good young lads coming through the likes of Glenn Riley and Ben Currie have shown they are more than capable of making that step up and making their mark, we just need a few more. They've also got Anthony England and Roy Asotasi who are two big props there to take them forward."
Tyrone's final message to you, the fans.
"I've loved it. Every week you go wild especially with us having been a successful team over the last few years we've enjoyed some good times and it was great to be a part of it. Thank you for your support and I wish the club and the fans all the best in the future."
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24, Oct, 2013