Grimshaw was a standout performer for the Hawks in 2011 and was ever-present in a campaign that ended with him as the clubs top try scorer with 14 tries in 27 appearances and was named both the club’s and HIST’s player of the year.
The signing of Grimshaw is the first signing which has been sanctioned by HIST, (Hunslet Independent Supporters Trust) who announced that from the 1st of February the trust has officially taken over full responsibility for the day to day running of Hunslet Hawks RLFC. Grahame Liles and Sean Cluderay have now stepped down as Directors of the club. The HIST committee will initially have three representatives who will take up roles on the new look Hunslet board as directors. The three representatives who are Phil Robinson, Gareth Evans and Darren Williams have all been voted on to the Hunslet board by the HIST committee. Current Director Ian Johnson has also retained his place on the board.
The new Hawks Director of Rugby Darren Williams was delighted with Hunslets first signing under the new regime: “Danny is held in high regard by officials and supporters at Hunslet, his signing is a massive coup for the club and the new HIST board. Danny indicated he was not enjoying his rugby and that if the opportunity to return to the club arose he would jump at it, we acted quickly on this as York were also interested in acquiring his services and are pleased to get him back with us for the 2012 campaign.”
Williams added: “I would like to thank Simon Riley & Daryl Powell for their cooperation in agreeing to release Danny so he could return to the club.”
It is understood the club have paid an undisclosed transfer fee to get his release.