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Baldwinson pens new Knights deal



York City Knights are pleased to announce that former Super League prop Jordan Baldwinson has signed a new one-year deal with the club.


The 25-year-old joined the Knights from Wakefield Trinity in April 2019, initially on a one-month loan deal before signing until the end of the season. That season, he went on to make eighteen appearances, scoring one try, helping the team to a third-placed finish in our first season back in the Betfred Championship.


Baldwinson then signed for 2020, appearing in all six of the Knights’ competitive matches and scoring one try, before the season was curtailed.


Prior to joining the club, Baldwinson came through the junior ranks at Leeds Rhinos and had a spell with New Zealand Warriors in 2017 before stints with Bradford Bulls, Featherstone Rovers, Leigh Centurions and Halifax before coming to the Knights from Wakefield Trinity.


Of Baldwinson’s retention, head coach James Ford said: “Jordan has really impressed us all at York, mainly with the responsibility he takes for his and the team’s continued improvement. It really has been a pleasure to watch Jordan drive home standards and lead on some of the extras the boys did pre-Covid.


“Jordan is a very fit middle who has a strong passing game and I’m sure a faster game will suit him. There are one or two things he needs to keep reinforcing in his game and the competition for a spot in our middle, alongside his outstanding attitude, will really facilitate his continued development.”


Baldwinson himself outlined his belief that he has finally found the club for him and his delight at re-signing. “I’m over the moon to commit to another year to this great club. I really feel like I have finally found the club I can call home and I enjoy playing my rugby with a great set of lads.


“Everything about the club is great and I couldn’t think of another club I’d rather be at.”

Ford paid tribute to the work of Squadbuilder and the generosity of our 2020 Knights Patrons whose efforts have enabled the club to continue building a strong squad for 2021.


“Their continued commitment and hard work enables us to plan and build for what will hopefully be another successful season,” he explained.


After Baldwinson’s retention, the Knights now have nineteen members signed for our 2021 squad. Further announcements are set to be made in the coming weeks. Be sure to follow the Knights on social media to keep up to date and, if you want the news delivered to your inbox, sign up to our weekly newsletter.



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