September 20, 2019

Kirmond signs new deal for 2020!

Wakefield Trinity are delighted to announce that Danny Kirmond will be staying at the club in 2020!

The long-serving back-rower has put pen-to-paper on a deal that will see him continue as a player, but also take up roles as Player Performance Manager and Reserves Coach.

Kirmond made his Trinity debut in 2010 and has been an unbelievable servant to the club!

The 33-year-old, often described as ‘Mr Wakefield’, was selected for the ‘Super League Dream Team’ in 2013 and has been a consistent figure on the right-edge since arriving from Huddersfield Giants a decade ago.

Speaking on the news, Kirmond said:

“First and foremost, to play on in 2020 is what I’m happiest about. My role as a player has changed over the years but ultimately I think I’ve done enough this season to carry on playing. I didn’t want to play anywhere else so I’m really happy to get this deal over the line.

“In my role as Player Performance Manager, I’ll be looking after the younger kids, giving them a pathway, and helping them develop their careers. It’s something that’s always interested me.

“I’ll also be doing some coaching with the Reserves team too. I’ve played a bit of Reserves when I was at Featherstone and Huddersfield so I’m looking forward to working with the youngsters and doing some coaching with them. I’ll probably end up playing a few games with them too!”

Trinity Head Coach, Chris Chester, is delighted that Kirmond will remain at the club:

“I’m delighted that Kirmo has signed a new deal for next season. His performances and leadership over the last few months has been crucial for us. I cant speak highly enough of Kirmo since I’ve been at the club.

“First and foremost, Kirmo has signed as a player for 2020. However, I’m really looking forward to seeing how he develops as a coach and in the Player Performance Manager role.”

Chief-Executive, Michael Carter, added:

“I’m delighted that we’ve managed to agree a deal that sees Kirmo stay at this club.

“It’s been well documented how much I’ve valued Kirmo over the last six years and he is a true legend of this club.

“We wanted him to stay in some capacity and leading the reserves next year, as well as being involved in the first-team playing group, seemed a logical fit. I’m sure he’ll be a great success combining both roles.”