posted on 20 January 2012

Half-back Gareth Moore has ended his stay with the Wildcats by mutual consent after taking up a business offer away from the game.

The Wildcats have agreed to release Gareth Moore to allow him to take up a business venture

The Scottish international joined midway through 2011 and made five appearances in the red, white and blue under previous Head Coach, John Kear.

Whilst hoping to continue his playing career on a part-time basis, Moore admitted the opportunity to secure the future for his family was too good to turn down.

“I had a year remaining on my contract and the option was there to try and fight for my place or take up the offer of a business venture,” said Moore.

“I’ve got a young family and they have to be my number one priority so I came to the conclusion that the best decision for me and them was to take up this new opportunity.

“I’ve had problems with my back and hamstring in pre-season so I’ve not really had the chance to show what I can do in training but I’ve enjoyed being part of a full-time environment and I still have ambitions to get back into Super League in the near future.”

“I wish everyone at the club well and would like to thank the fans for their support in my time at the Wildcats.”

Wildcats Chief Executive, James Elston, was disappointed but understanding of Moore’s decision.

“We saw Gareth as a potential Super League player and he was someone we were working with so we’re disappointed but understand the pressures of home life that have led to his decision.

“If he decides that one day he’d like to have another go at proving himself to be a Super League player then the door is always open but for now we’d like to thank him for his efforts and wish him the very best of luck in his new full-time career.”

Head Coach, Richard Agar added: “We can understand why Gareth has taken up the opportunity and we wish him well in his new venture.

“We’ve got plenty of depth at half-back with Kyle Wood, Tim Smith, Isaac John and Matty Wildie so whilst we’re obviously disappointed to lose a player with Gareth’s potential, we know we’ve still got a lot of quality in that area of the squad.”

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