Kirmond signs player-coach deal

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Wakefield back rower Danny Kirmond has signed a new deal at the club and will become a player-coach in 2020.

The 33-year-old will be entering his tenth year at Belle Vue and will combine playing with his new roles as Player Performance Manager and Reserves Coach.

Kirmond is one of Trinity’s most experienced players, having played almost 300 games, scoring 97 tries.

“First and foremost, to play on in 2020 is what I’m happiest about, he said. My role as a player has changed over the years but ultimately I think I’ve done enough this season to carry on playing. I didn’t want to play anywhere else so I’m really happy to get this deal over the line.

Chris Chester has re-signed Danny Kirmond in a player-coach role.

“In my role as Player Performance Manager, I’ll be looking after the younger kids, giving them a pathway, and helping them develop their careers. It’s something that’s always interested me.

“I’ll also be doing some coaching with the Reserves team too. I’ve played a bit of Reserves when I was at Featherstone and Huddersfield so I’m looking forward to working with the youngsters and doing some coaching with them. I’ll probably end up playing a few games with them too!”

Trinity head coach Chris Chester added: “I’m delighted that Kirmo has signed a new deal for next season. His performances and leadership over the last few months has been crucial for us. I cant speak highly enough of Kirmo since I’ve been at the club.

“First and foremost, Kirmo has signed as a player for 2020. However, I’m really looking forward to seeing how he develops as a coach and in the Player Performance Manager role.”