The Knights are excited to announce the signing of York born and bred forward Harry Price. Price joins us for the 2023 season. We expect this to be the beginning of a bright future here at the Knights thanks to the help of Squad Builder.
The 19-year-old forward joins the Knights from Betfred Super League Club Hull KR's Academy.
Price began his rugby league journey at local community club York Acorn and continued his journey where he impressed staff on York RLFC's Excel Programme.
York RLFC is delighted to have played a part in Price's development and to see the forward return home.
Adam Prentis, York RLFC Foundation Delivery Manager said:
"From not only a Foundation point of view but also personally, we are thrilled to see Harry sign a first team contract with the Knights.
"We have been aware of Harry's potential for a number of years, rising up through York Acorn and through getting to know him more during his time on the Boys Player Development a few years ago.
"His attitude and effort made him one of the stand out players then, but he continued to work hard to develop his game further and catch the attention of Andrew Henderson.
"I'd like to wish him all the best and will be following his progress closely."
On signing the player Knights Head Coach, Andrew Henderson, said:
"I am really pleased to be able to bring Harry to the club. He is a good young man, an effort based middle unit player with a high work rate which is what I look for in my players.
"Harry will add further competition for places in our squad this season and we look forward to welcoming him home. We are beginning to build a good contingent of young local players coming into our environment and I want to continue to develop that pathway and create opportunities to see it grow.
"Our aim is to build a successful team in the future built with the right balance of quality local players as well as quality British and overseas players from outside the area."
Price also added:
"I'm really happy to sign for York, I've been a massive fan of the club for years.
"It's something I've really wanted to do since being a young fan watching them at Bootham Crescent. An option to join your hometown club should always bring interest, but at my age to be given that chance, it was an easy decision...
"After speaking to Hendo, and hearing what he wanted to achieve at York, I really wanted to be a part of that. Especially achieving things with a club, I really have rooted for since a young age, to be involved in that and help them achieve that is something I really want.
"I'd love to be a part of a promotion of the club, I have always seen the hunger they have to get to where they belong in the Super League.
"To hopefully help them achieve that would be massive. But on a personal level, I'd like to really showcase what I can do and play regular games."