Gidley announces retirement

Kurt Gidley retirement

Warrington half-back Kurt Gidley has announced that he will retire at the end of the 2017 season.

The 35-year-old joined the Wolves prior to the 2016 season and helped the club win the League Leaders’ Shield.

Prior to that, Gidley had spent his entire career at the Newcastle Knights having made his debut in 2001 and left as a club legend.

In his 18 months with the Wire, Gidley has made 48 appearances where he has scored 13 tries and kicked 111 goals.

“It’s always tough for a player of his calibre to come up with the decision to retire but we are very supportive of Kurt’s decision,” said Warrington head coach Tony Smith.

“It’s a very personal one. I think he’s a quality person and a quality player. His resume speaks for itself and he’s certainly added to the culture in his time here.

“He gives it his all and has been a real warrior for two clubs. He’s not somebody who’s bounced around from club to club throughout his career, he’s been very loyal to his home club in Newcastle Knights and then loyal to us as well.

“He will continue to give it his all too because that’s kind of person he is. We wish him well in advance of his retirement but he’s got some work left to do and I know he’s looking forward to rolling his sleeves up helping us to get into a better position than we are in at the moment.”