It’s exciting times for one West Yorkshire club as we head into 2023.
That club is Wakefield Trinity who enter a new era both on and off the field which promises to be a bright new start at Belle Vue.
The club have made some exciting signings in the shape of Featherstone Rovers halfback Morgan Smith and NRL star Kevin Proctor.
This week they announced the signing of Samisoni Langi from Catalans Dragons after they missed out on the 2021 Grand Finalist last year.
Meanwhile, the club have now confirmed their first five squad numbers for the new season and their squad is starting to look very impressive.
The West Yorkshire side also have a new coach in the shape of Mark Applegarth who is supported by new assistant James Ford formerly of York as they fill the gaps left by former Leeds Rhinos duo Willie Poching and Francis Cummins who helped steer the club away from relegation at the end of last season.
Off the field it is exciting times at Belle Vue as well as the club revamps their ground thanks to a grant provided by Wakefield Council.
The club are expecting major development by the summer as they celebrate their 150th year which has resulted in the release of special jerseys to mark the club’s legacy.
As this new era approaches, Wakefield Trinity Chairman John Minards has again posted another image of the stadium redevelopment with the steel framework now covering the whole area on that side of the stadium.
The metal framework which will form the skeleton of the new stand taking another step forward.
The framework is now coming along nicely and will form the base of a superb new stand when complete.
It is now looking even bigger and suggests the modern chapter the club is set to embark on as a new era for rugby league begins as IMG bring in licencing which will make stadium redevelopment all the more important.
For the first time two angles of the framework have been shown with the back of the stand now shown with what fans will see as they approach the stadium on game day.
Here is what the stand looks like:
View from both sides today. Lots of concrete incoming I’m told 🔴⚪️🔵 pic.twitter.com/b47Y1wguNd
— John Minards (@MinardsTrinity) December 5, 2022