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Thompson signs new Knights deal

York City Knights are pleased to confirm that forward Jordan Thompson, sponsored by Assetiam Business Support Services, has signed a new three-year deal with the club, keeping him with the Knights until the end of 2025 thanks to the support of Squad Builder.

Thompson, in his second spell at York, has made thirty appearances in the amber and black, including a short period in 2011 when on dual-registration from Castleford.

With the Tigers, Hull FC, Leeds Rhinos and Hull FC included as former clubs, 30-year-old Thompson joined the Knights from Leigh Centurions ahead of the current season and fast established himself as both a key player in James Ford’s squad as well as a fans’ favourite among those in the stands.

On the key retention of Thompson, Ford said: “Re-signing Jordan was right at the top of the list for everyone at the Club. He’s had a fantastic season for us and we’re very hopeful that there is more to come from him.

“He’s been a key and central player for us with his carries, his leadership and his engine. Jordan has had some fantastic games for us this season and we’ve missed him when he hasn’t been on the pitch.

“There are plans at the Club to continue the progress we have made. We’ve qualified for the Play-Offs for the second time out of three years and Jordan has been a central player in that progress. We want to put people round him who can facilitate even more progress in the coming seasons.

“I’ve really enjoyed working with him. I’ve known him for a long time and he is someone that we have seen the best of this season. I know him better now professionally in terms of that senior player and coach relationship and I’m confident we will see an even better version of him in 2023 as we look to close the gap on the top sides in the competition.

After signing his new deal, Thompson said: “I’m really happy to be staying. As soon as I came to the Club, I hit the ground running and I’ve really enjoyed my rugby since starting here. It was a no-brainer for me to sign to stay at the Knights.

“A three-year deal gives me some stability for me and my family and it’s a vote of confidence in what Fordy and Clint think of me. The trust that they have put into me is massive and I just want to give that back in terms of performance.

“I love playing for the York fans and the response I’ve had from them since I’ve been here is phenomenal, really. They’ve had nothing but love for me so the only way I can show it back is by putting a decent stint in every week.

“Moving forwards, having spoken to Clint when we were talking about the new deal, it’s clear he’s looking for big things over the next few years to build to make us even stronger. I’m glad to be a part of it and I’ll keep playing my part for the Club.”


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