The long awaited arrival of Wildcats signing Jarrad Hickey became reality yesterday as he landed in the UK in the late afternoon.
The 6 foot 5 Australian prop signed for the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in April and has now joined the club and is beginning to settle in to his new surroundings.
Jarrad payed us all a visit this morning, met all the members of staff at the club including John and the coaching team and had a wonder around the stadium. Chairman Andrew Glover, Chief Executive James Elston, Assistant Coach Paul Broadbent and Head Coach John Kear presented Mr Hickey with his shirt on the field.
The towering forward was eager to meet the team and told us he can’t wait to be at the game on Sunday. Due to Jarrad only landing in the UK yesterday he will not feature in the Round 15 fixture but will hopefully be available for selection next week for the clash against The Salford City Reds.
Hickey joins The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats after an eight year spell at NRL club Canterbury Bulldogs. The powerful prop is well known for his strength and ruthless defence and will be a great asset to the Wildcats pack.
James Elston is delighted with his arrival, “It’s fantastic to see Jarrad at the Club.”
“He is an impressive, powerful player that will that will give us great experience for our younger guys and give us some size upfront . I am certain he will impress here at Wakefield and I look forward to seeing him in action in the Red, White and Blue.”
Jarrad will be at the game on Sunday so make sure you purchase your tickets to the match now for your chance to meet our new signing! If you are a Silver Member you can watch the game for just £10. Call 01924 211611 or visit the Wildcats Superstore on Doncaster Road.
This is Wakefield. Together We Are Stronger.
Join our Facebook page ‘Wakefield Wildcats’ to keep up to date with all the latest news directly from the club!