The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats regret to inform supporters that full back Matthew Blaymire will be retiring from the game at the end of the season.
The 29 year old Wakefield fan’s favourite will be putting an end to his successful rugby career after a five year spell at The Wildcats. A persistent knee injury has forced Matt to quit the game he loves and on advice from a specialist he will no longer be playing the sport.
Matt came through the academy at Wakefield before returning to The Wildcats first team in 2007 and has enjoyed an impressive five year spell in the full back role for the Red, White and Blue.
Matthew commented, “I’m very sad to be leaving the club and of course the game, and it is something I wasn’t hoping to do at such a young age but I now have to move on to the next chapter in my life.”
“I will look back on many fond memories at Wakefield, having made some life long friends and worked with some great people. I would like to thank The Wildcats for my time here and I wish them every success for next season and beyond.”
Chief Executive James Elston added, “Everyone at the club will be sad to see Matthew go, I personally have known Matt for over 10 years and he is a perfect example of proving that hard work does really pay off. He has been a great servant to The Wildcats and he is a credit to the club.”
“On behalf of everyone here I would like to thank Matt for his efforts and wish him all the best in any future career plans that he may have.”
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