New Warrington star Kurt Gidley has revealed that the challenge of moving to a whole new country was a big motivator in his move to Super League with the Wolves.
The hugely experienced Gidley has signed on at the Halliwell Jones Stadium for 2016 after leaving Newcastle Knights, his only professional club to date before the move to England.
And he admits he’s keen to get stuck into his new club, and says that the new challenge with Warrington is something that definitely excites him.
“The first few days were a little bit weird – waking up at night and things like that – but everyone’s sleeping through now and we’re into the UK timeframe,” he said.
“Part of coming over for me at this stage of my career was looking for a new challenge in my life and my career. My wife was supportive of that, and with coming over it brings a whole new challenge for me as a player.
“I want to bring plenty of energy, enthusiasm and hopefully I can inspire my teammates into winning some games.”
Gidley also revealed the Warrington club had been given approval by two close friends of the Australian’s.
“I think it’s a great setup; I wasn’t sure about the facilities obviously before I came, but I’d heard through Andrew Johns that it was a professional club, as well as from Brian Carney. Both those guys gave it a big thumbs up.”