Wakefield Trinity are delighted to announce that Liam Kay will remain at the club in 2023 after signing a one-year extension to his contract.
The 30-year-old has been an influential member of the squad since linking back up with us midway through the 2020 season and will continue to be a part of Willie Poching’s squad in 2023.
The Ireland international initially signed as a winger from Toronto Wolfpack but has played a large chunk of rugby at hooker over the last twelve months and has excelled in that position.
Kay is pleased to be staying at the club beyond this season.
“I’m buzzing to be staying. It’s something I’ve wanted to get over the line for a while, so to have it sealed is great for me,” said Kay.
“We have a great squad here that speaks for itself. We’ve been competitive this year and are winning some games. We have a real good group of lads and it’s enjoyable to come to work every day.
“All in all, I’m just excited to be at Wakefield for another year and to see where we can go.”
Trinity head coach Willie Poching added: “Liam has shown some versatility in the last couple of seasons and his move to hooker late last year showed a different side to his game and he worked a lot on that in pre-season.
“Whilst he started the season as a backup hooker, the versatility that he provides has come in handy for us and it did so last year on numerous occasions. With the loss of Tom Lineham due to an injury, to be able to put your back-up hooker on the wing and for him to perform the way he has is invaluable.
“It says a lot about how far Liam has come as a team player and shows that he is willing to do what is best for the team. His performances alone have earned him the reward of an extra year.
“We’re really pleased to be able to keep Liam in the squad for another season and we hope that the form he’s showing at the minute can continue for him.”