York City Knights are pleased to announce that Jack Teanby has signed a new one-year deal with the club for the 2021 season.
Prop-forward Teanby joined the Knights ahead of the 2019 campaign from fellow Betfred Championship club Dewsbury Rams, bringing seventy games of second-tier experience with him. His maiden season with the club saw him make thirty appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring four tries, as he helped the team to a memorable third-placed finish in our return to the Betfred Championship.
24-year-old Teanby appeared in all six of the Knights competitive games in 2020.
On his retention, Knights head coach James Ford said: “Jack is still young for a front rower but has consistently played to a good level. He has got plenty of drive and determination to continue developing and that’s an ingredient I believe will see him improve in 2021.
“Jack’s main strengths are his intent of carry, work ethic and his willingness to put the team first. There will be some stiff competition for a spot in our seventeen which I’m confident will facilitate Jack’s development.”
Teanby himself admitted it was an easy choice to stay. “The lads, the fans and the facilities are top class and, with the new stadium, it’s going to be even better.
“Ever since I started with York, my game has vastly improved under Fordy’s coaching. I know the club has so much more to teach me and signing again will only help me improve more.”
The generosity and hard work of our 2020 Knights Patrons and Squadbuilder fund respectively have enabled the club to recruit and retain players of the quality that we have and Ford paid tribute to their efforts. “I’d like to thank the efforts of our supporters, specifically Squadbuilder and the Knights 2020 Patrons, for their continued commitment and hard work which enables us to plan and build for what will hopefully be another successful season,” he expressed.