Wakefield Trinity legend Danny Kirmond signs for York City Knights

CLUB captain Danny Kirmond will end his nine-year association with Wakefield Trinity by joining York City Knights in 2021.

Thursday, 3rd September 2020, 6:19 pm
Updated Thursday, 3rd September 2020, 6:22 pm
Wakefield Trinity's Danny Kirmond (SWPIX)

The veteran back-row, 34, has earned legendary status at Belle Vue since joining from Huddersfield Giants.

Kirmond recently passed 300 career games having started out in the second tier with Featherstone Rovers in 2005.

He featured in the 2013 Super League Dream Team and has become one of the most-respected second-rows in the competition.

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York head coach James Ford said: “It’s great to be in the position to bring Danny to the club and I’d like to acknowledge the role our supporters and sponsors played in being able to get this complete.

“Danny will bring a significant amount of experience and leadership which I’m confident will help push up the standards of our preparations. “Danny runs good lines on the edge and I’m confident he’ll cause our opponents some stress out there.

“I’m really looking forward to working with Danny and we’re all confident he’ll help us progress towards our goals for 2021.”

Kirmond added: “First of all I’m delighted to be joining York for next season.

York City Knights coach James Ford with his team. (Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com)

“Obviously being at Wakefield for so long, the next step had to be the right challenge for me.

“Having spoke to Fordy a couple of times his commitment and enthusiasm were immediately infectious and I knew York was the place I wanted to be.

“I'd like to thank James and Jon (Flatman) for this amazing opportunity to be a part of a club with amazing facilities and a desire to succeed, not to mention being a part of the wonderful city that is York.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting all the team, staff and of course the fans and having a successful 2021 campaign.”

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