Chester signs two-year extension

Chris Chester contract

Wakefield Trinity head coach Chris Chester has signed a two-year contract extension with the club.

Local lad Chester was appointed by chairman Michael Carter just over 12 months ago and guided the club to a top eight finish and a Challenge Cup semi-final.

“I am delighted to have signed the deal and commit myself to a further two years, especially as it is my home town club,” Chester said.

“I have a lot of fantastic support, not only from Michael Carter and Chris Brereton but from John Kear and my background staff who all work really hard behind the scenes to ensure the players are fit and perform to their best ability on the field.

“I am looking forward to the remainder of the season and the next two years.”

Wakefield have started the new season with three victories and three defeats from their first six matches, as they look to try repeat their top eight finish from last season.

Despite issues surrounding their ground, Trinity have looked solid on the pitch and chairman Michael Carter is delighted to keep Chester on board.

“It is great news for Wakefield Trinity that Chris has committed to further years at this club,” he said.

“Been a local lad, Chris understands the mentality and practicalities of how this club operates. He is aware of the issues that we currently face and is more than happy to tackle those alongside us.

“He’s had an outstanding first year at this club and I look forward to him leading us from the front for the next two and half years.”