Joe Westerman Biography, Career, Family, Spouse, and Net Worth

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Who is Joe Westerman?

Joe Westerman is a famous English professional rugby league footballer who plays as a loose forward or second-row for the Castleford Tigers in the Betfred Super League and the England Knights and England at the international level.

Westerman previously played for the Castleford Tigers (Heritage No. 869), Hull F.C. in 2 separate spells and the Warrington Wolves in the Super League, and the Toronto Wolfpack in the Betfred Championship. He also played as a stand-off at the beginning of his professional career.

How old is Joe Westerman?

Joe Anthony Westerman was born on November 15, 1989, in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England, and is aged 33 years. He shares his birthday with famous people including Paulo Dybala, Jeffree Star, Shailene Woodley, Sean Murray, Randy Savage, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Beverly D’Angelo, among others.

Joe Westerman Family

Who are Joe Westerman’s parents?

Joe Anthony Westerman was born in Pontefract, West Yorkshire to his parents. His parent’s information is not shared with the media and their identity is unknown.

Does Joe Westerman have siblings?

He has not shared any information about his family and his siblings are not known to the public.

A photo of Joe Westerman
A photo of Joe Westerman

Joe Westerman Education

Westerman has not revealed his academic and educational background to the media and has kept it very private.

Joe Westerman Spouse

Westerman is currently married to his loving and beautiful wife Lauren Westerman. The couple has been married for some time and has three children together. She recently received a video of him having sex in an alley with another woman, which has brought up a split in his family.

Joe Westerman Kids

Westerman and his wife have three children together in their marriage. The children’s names and identities are not known to the media as he has not shared their information.

Joe Westerman Height

Westerman has an athletic, muscular, and well-built body adding up to a height of 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) and a weight of 111 kg (244 lbs).

Joe Westerman Career

Club career

Castleford Tigers

He burst onto the scene in 2007 in the Castleford Tigers National League One campaign following signing from the junior club the Featherstone Lions. Westerman played in most of the Castleford Tiger’s games and scored 2 tries in the National League One Grand Final at Headingley. He was then named National League One young player of the year. Westerman had a great first season in the Super League for Castleford scoring 12 tries in 25 games in 2008. He was later tipped for being a future England RL international.

Hull F.C.

He was Hull F.C.’s marquee signing for Super League XVI, with the Black and Whites paying one of their highest-ever transfer fees to secure the services of the former Castleford Tigers man.

Warrington Wolves

Joe signed a 3-year deal with Warrington for a fee of £150,000 in October 2015. He then played in the 2016 Challenge Cup Final defeat by Hull F.C. at Wembley Stadium. Westerman played in the 2016 Super League Grand Final defeat by the Wigan Warriors at Old Trafford.

Toronto Wolfpack

After his elevation from League 1 in 2017, he signed with Rugby League’s first trans-Atlantic team, the Toronto Wolfpack, on October 1, 2017. He then joined fellow Wolves teammate Ashton Sims for the 2018 season, who signed with the Wolfpack less than a month before. Westerman was released by Toronto Wolfpack following making only 4 appearances for the club in April 2018. The decision to allow him to leave for free raised eyebrows given he was on less than 6 months year deal and the wolfpack had paid a transfer fee of £130,000 to secure his services.

Return to Hull F.C.

Joe went back to Hull FC despite interest from other clubs in April 2018. He cited coach Lee Radford and his love for Hull FC as reasons for his decision. In the local derby against Hull Kingston Rovers in June 2019, Westerman dislocated his knee in a tackle only to slap it back in place and went on playing.

Wakefield Trinity

He then signed a 2-year contract with Wakefield Trinity ahead of the 2020 Super League season.

Return to Castleford Tigers

In June 2021, it was revealed that he would go back to his boyhood club, the Castleford Tigers on a 2-year deal from the 2022 season. Joe would be working together with former coach Lee Radford once again, and play for the team he supported as a child. He then made his 2nd Castleford debut against the Salford Red Devils. Joe was then voted the Fan’s Man of the Match for the first 2 rounds of the season against Salford and Warrington. After another 2 Man of the Match performances over Wigan and Leeds in March, head coach Radford called him ”the best 13 in the competition”.

International career

On October 15, 2021, he played for and captained the England Knights in their 38-18 win against France at the Leigh Sports Village. Joe then made his senior international debut starting in England’s 32-26 win over Samoa at the Suncorp Stadium in the 2014 Four Nations on October 25, 2014. He made a comeback to the England team playing against the Combined Nations All Stars at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on June 25, 2021.

Joe Westerman Net Worth

English professional rugby league footballer Westerman plays for the Castleford Tigers and the England national team. He has been active in his career from 2007 to the present and has a net worth of $5 million as of 2023.