September 20, 2019

Trinity Confirm End Of Season Departures

Further to the announcement regarding Danny Kirmond today, the Club can now confirm the players that will leave at the end of November when their contracts expire.

Ryan Hampshire, Anthony England, Tyler Randell, Keegan Hirst, Chris Annakin, Luke Hooley and Lewis Wray are all out of contract.

CEO Michael Carter commented:

“I wish all the players that are leaving us the very best for the future and thank them for the service they have given Wakefield Trinity.

“I’d like to make a special mention regarding Chris Annakin, who was our longest serving player having first joined the Club in 2007. When he was brought back from loan during a crucial time in the season, his attitude and desire were first class to try and help this Club survive despite knowing he would not get a new contract. I cannot thank him enough for his efforts during this spell and indeed over the last 12 years.

“Tyler (Randell) has moved back to Australia for family reasons and he let us know this half way through the year. I wish him and his family all the best for the future.

“I wish Anthony England and Keegan Hirst all the best for the future at their new clubs. Keegan’s try against Wigan at the end of 2017 is still one of my favourite moments at this Club.

“Lewis Wray and Luke Hooley leave without playing a first team game but I still believe they have bright futures in the game, and wish them well.

“And finally, it has not been possible to agree a new deal with Ryan Hampshire, despite every effort being made. I wish him well in the future.”

The loan spells of Morgan Escare, Chris Green and Adam Tangata have now ended and the club thank them for their efforts in the Red, White & Blue.

Academy graduates Oliver Greensmith, Jack Croft, Yusuf Aydin, and Connor Bailey will all join the first team squad next year, joining Johnstone, Tupou, Lyne, Jones-Bishop, Miller, Brough Fifita, Wood, Ashurst, Kirmond, Kopczak, Arona, Arundel, Batchelor, Jowitt, King, Crowther, Kershaw, Gwaze, Tanginoa and Atkins, making a current contracted squad of 25 players. The Club have five new signings to announce shortly and are still trying to add one or two more to those numbers.