Wakefield Trinity are delighted to announce that Danny Kirmond has agreed a new one year contract to remain at the Club for the 2019 season.
Kirmond, 32, is the longest serving player at the Club after signing a permanent contract at the Club in 2012 from Super League side Huddersfield Giants after an initial spell on loan in 2010.
The second-rower was named Captain in mid 2012 and has gone on to make 150 appearances and scored 44 tries for Trinity.
Kirmond said, “I am really happy to get the deal over the line, it didn’t take much sorting out. Michael Carter is a very honest guy and I have been here for a long time so it was more of a case of whatever was on the table, I would be more than happy.
“It was great to get it all sorted out pretty quick, I am not ready to retire yet and I made it clear that I would like to stay here at Wakefield longer.”
Michael Carter spoke about the deal, he said, “I’m delighted that we’ve managed to come to a suitable agreement with Danny for him to remain at the Club. Every Wakefield fan should be eternally grateful to Danny for the service he has given the Club. He often played busted but put his body on the line. He could have left in 2013 but stayed loyal to the Club, and me, and that loyalty works both ways.
“His performances culminated in selection for the Dream Team, but it was his on and off field performances between 2013 and 2015, culminating in the MPG that every fan should be grateful for. If I had a problem, I’d always go to Kirmo. He is a fantastic leader for our Club and his work in the Community is unrivalled. He will go down as a true Trinity stalwart.”
Head Coach Chris Chester commented, “It is fantastic news that Danny Kirmond has signed a new deal here at the Club. He is a great leader and role model to everyone both on and off the field. He made it clear early on that he wanted to remain here at the Club, and for us it was an easy decision to make.”
To watch Danny Kirmond’s interview in full, head over to Trinity TV.