The ever popular 34-year-old, who starts alongside Matt Mullan and Tevita Taumoepeau against Harlequins on Saturday at Twickenham Stoop, first started playing in the English top-flight in 1996 for home city club Gloucester.
But his determination to bring success to Sixways Stadium shows no signs of diminishing and his worth has been reinforced yet again with Mike Ruddock thrashing out a new contract extension.
He said: "I'm excited and pleased to have got a new contract - I've still got the hunger and desire for the game and do to well.
"I feel there is more I can achieve at Warriors. I'm always disappointed if I'm not playing every week and I have that mentality at every training session, to show what I am about and do well.
"This year I've managed to captain the team on a few occasions and that is a real honour for me. I guess I am getting a bit older now and part of my job is being a role model, but that is something I also really enjoy.
"I've grown into it and I naturally like to get the camaraderie going and bring the boys together, help the young lads settle in."
Fortey admits he is now excited to be part of the plans for next season and has already played with a number of the new faces.
But his sole priority remains this campaign and firing Warriors up the Guinness Premiership table in the coming seven league games.
"I'm looking forward to next season - it's great that Mike Ruddock wants me to be part of his plans," he said.
"I have played with Adam Balding for a season at Gloucester, played with Andy Goode at England A level and have faced Neil Best enough to know he is a big, strong lad. The future looks good and there will be real competition for every place.
"But this season is the most important thing and I want to play my part in pushing us up the league table.
"I've always enjoyed the home games at Sixways. The Sixways faithful is pretty hardcore and they get right behind us," added Fortey.
"It's important in any sport to have a good following and we want to get results for them, to get people through the gates to see a successful team play well.
"On a personal level, I'm as competitive as ever and don't take a step back any week. I always give it my best shot and know your performance is what you are all about. That is what needs to shines through."