Castleford Tigers captain Michael Shenton believes their upcoming training camp is testament to the progression being made at the club.
Shenton and the rest of the squad jet off for a short break to Lanzarote on Sunday, where they will do plenty of ball work leading up to the Super League season.
It is the first time in a number of years the club have been able to provide the squad such a luxury, and Shenton is raring to get away from the foul English climates.
“We’ve just been given our schedule and it’s going to be great,” he told the Castleford and Pontefract Express.
“With the weather conditions over here, it will be nice to get on some dry pitches and really get some work done that will benefit us in the first few games.
“It’s a massive sign of how the club has been progressing that we are going to Lanzarote. It shows we are doing well with the off field stuff and what we have been doing on it has helped the club move forward as well.
“The club’s treating us like a quality outfit now and we are getting all the things the players and the coaching staff are asking for. So it’s kind of time that we’ve got to ask the questions on the field even more and show that we are worth all the quality stuff we are getting now.”