York City Knights are delighted to have exclusively announced via the OurLeague app that they have beaten off a number of rival clubs to secure the services of Wakefield Trinity club captain Danny Kirmond for the 2021 Betfred Championship season.
The experienced forward has enjoyed a fine career to date, with 299 appearances and 97 tries to his name. Starting out at Featherstone Rovers back in 2005 before a two year spell at Huddersfield Giants, he moved to Wakefield Trinity in 2012 and has spent the last nine seasons as one of their most consistent performers. Kirmond also represented England in 2012 against the Exiles, and featured in the 2013 Super League Dream Team.
Knights 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 forwards 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, 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 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. Kirmo.”
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