Glasby set to reunite with Coast
NRL: Melbourne Storm's most improved player of 2015 Tim Glasby will be right at home when his side face off against the Wests Tigers in a pre-season trial at Sunshine Coast Stadium next Saturday.
The 26-year-old made his NRL debut against the Tigers in 2013, but struggled to find regular starts and after a spell with the North Queensland Cowboys he re-signed with the Storm in 2015 where he had a breakout season.
Glasby has had a stalled pre-season after undergoing a shoulder reconstruction at the end 2015, but he's eager to get fit in time for next Saturday.
Originally from Rockhampton, most of Glasby's family now call the Coast home and it's where he spent Christmas.
"I spend a fair bit of time up here, so I know it (the Coast) pretty well now and I'm looking forward to coming regardless (of playing)," Glasby said.
"The Sunny Coast is a part of Queensland that hasn't been overly tapped into for NRL development at local and junior levels. "It's really exciting to be linked up with an area like that.
"The (Sunshine Coast) Falcons haven't performed overly well the past couple years, but hopefully the affiliation with the Storm and getting some of our players they should improve a lot this year."
The Storm and Falcons have a feeder club relationship and the Storm's under-20s side is now based out of Kawana.
But Glasby is just focused on holding down his place in the Storm side after playing every match of the 2015 season and earning a spot in the emerging Maroons squad.
"Squads like that, they pick them based on potential, so it's nice to know they see potential in me and to get that recognition," Glasby said.
"I'm just going to focus on my club and if anytting else comes from it then that's a bonus.
"You never get too comfortable.
" I'd take any position in the (Storm) team I can get."