Corey Hall was one of the shining lights for Wakefield last season and cemented his place in the starting side, so much so he’s been rewarded with the number three shirt this year.
Tallying six tries in 24 appearances for Trinity last year he’s still yet to turn 21 and will look to kick on for the 2023 season and repay the faith that coach Mark Applegarth has awarded him.
Speaking to Wakefield’s website he detailed his journey on the pitch and also what he’s been doing outside of rugby to hopefully get ahead.
“I’ve been shadowing a project manager at Morgan Sindall, been on the site and in the offices which fits perfectly alongside my course (construction project management) at University,” said Hall.
“It’s extremely important to have something behind you for life after Rugby League and this is something that I’m thoroughly enjoying. It’s also good to have an insight into our redevelopment at Trinity which excites me even more.”
The company he’s working with, Morgan Sindall, are the same company that are helping redevelop Belle Vue with aims for the stadium to be completed by Christmas 2024.
One thing that very few players consider is life after rugby, and whilst Hall’s career is just starting he’s keen to have something to fall back on which highlights his maturity but also his dedication to balance a university degree with top flight elite sport.
“Even though I’m still one of the young lads, I’d advise fellow professionals to do a university degree or have something different in place for when your rugby career is over. With the nature of the sport, it’s always good to have a backup plan.”
On the field though Hall has been brilliant and even kick-started his Trinity career with a try against Hull FC which saw him earn the man-of-the-match award.
Corey Hall was highly impressive for Trinity on the field in 2022 but the youngster has also been taking huge strides off it.
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On pre-season Hall said: “It’s been going good. This year has been more physically demanding but that’s what’s needed to be in the best shape possible for the start of the season. We’re spending a lot more time on the field, but it gives you the chance to work on small details that you don’t normally get the opportunity to.
“Everyone is buying into it and we’re all extremely confident going into the start of the season. If someone said I could do the same as last year I’d bite your hand off. For me, though, it’s just about working on those areas of my game like becoming more of an attacking threat.
“I’m working to be fitter, stronger, and faster. I want to work on minute details in this off-season to develop.
“Overall, there’s a vibrant feeling in the club with the new stadium, players and atmosphere. We’re just really excited – every day in pre-season the lads are getting more prepared to take on what 2023 has to offer.”
Trinity begin their campaign against Catalans Dragons and will host the French outfit on 17th February after a series of pre-season friendlies against Leeds Rhinos, Halifax Panthers, Featherstone Rovers and finally Hull FC.