Danny Kirmond to stay at Wakefield as player-coach

Wakefield back-rower Danny Kirmond has signed a new deal at the club, and will combine playing with a new coaching role.

Kirmond, 33, will take up the role as player performance manager and reserves coach.

He said: “First and foremost, to play on in 2020 is what I’m happiest about. 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.”

Kirmond made his debut for the club in 2010, joining from Huddersfield, and was named in the Super League Dream Team in 2013.

Coach Chris Chester said: “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.”

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