3 Jan 2023

CARL FORBER INDUCTION SCRIPT!

Carl became Town's 16th entrant into the Hall of Fame! Enjoy the read!

Carl Forber - Town's 16th Hall of Famer!

Born on 17th March 1985, Carl Forber joined Super League giants St Helens becoming
a member of their Academy setup, and one month after his nineteenth birthday he made
his first team debut at scrum-half at home to Salford when he kicked six goals in a 40
points to 4 win.
He made the move to Leigh for the tail end of the 2005 Super League.
The 2006 season saw him mature as a player and become a regular first teamer,
appearing in twenty six of their fixtures. In all he played 30 games for Leigh scoring
128 points from 14 tries and 36 goals.
In 2007 he moved to Workington and during this first stint with the club he made 76
first team appearances, kicking 255 goals and scoring seventeen tries. In 2009 he was
once again the club’s top points-scorer, but in May that year, along with several
travelling players Carl was released by Town, due to financial constraints.
He did not take long to find another club, joining Blackpool Panthers, winning the
inaugural Northern Rail 9’s in July 2009 and also finishing 5 th in the league to reach the
play-offs.
The twenty six year old Carl Forber signed for Swinton Lions at the beginning of the
2011 season but with opportunities limited, and being a very talented footballer, he
needed to be playing games, so he joined Oldham on a month’s loan, which was
extended until the end of the season. Once again almost ever present, and back as first
choice goal kicker he landed sixty three in just fourteen outings and crossed for five
tries.
On 12 th February 2012 he returned to Workington Town and over the following seasons
he played probably the best rugby of his career.
In 2018, he was granted a 12-month testimonial by the RFL for his service to both the
club and the game. One of the finest kickers in the game but also possessing complete
all-round rugby league skills, and a clubman in every sense of the word.
In 2021 he was club captain, when Town finished the regular season in second place
and advanced straight to the qualifying semi-final where they beat Keighley Cougars,
with Carl slotting home a penalty in golden point extra time to hand Town the victory,
meaning they advanced to the Promotion Play-off final on 10 th October, where they beat
Doncaster by 36 points to 12 watched by a crowd of over 3,000, to gain promotion to
the Championship.
Carl Forber has been the model Rugby League professional.
To date, he has served Workington Town for 14 years, making a total 323 appearances,
placing him in the top 8 of all-time, and has amassed an amazing total of 2117 points
from 65 tries and 931 goals, writing his name in the record books as all-time top points-
scorer, and also for the total number of goals scored.


First-class debut.
16 April 2004 for St Helens v Salford (home)


Workington Town.
2007 – 2022 (14 years to date – December 2022)
323 appearances, 2117 points from 65 tries & 931 goals

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