Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have secured the future of one of the clubs brightest young prospects with Kyle Trout signing a new contract.
The promising back-row forward has put pen to paper on a deal that will see him remain in the red, white and blue until the end of 2015 as announced at this evening’s Coach and Captain night at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.
A Stanley Rangers amateur who first signed for the Wildcats as a 16-year old, Trout was a member of the 2009 under 18’s Academy title winning side before making the step up to the full-time ranks during 2011.
A ball handling back-rower with a good turn of pace, Trout has impressed new Head Coach Richard Agar in pre-season, featuring in all five of the warm-up matches in preparation for Friday night’s Stobart Super League XVII opener against Widnes Vikings.
The 20-year old was delighted to commit his future to his hometown club for the next four seasons.
“I’m really happy to have had the offer to stay and for it to come so early on in the year is great,” said Trout.
“I’ve watched Wakefield ever since I’ve started playing rugby so it’s a big thing for me and my family to play for Wakefield and it’ll be a very proud moment when I get the chance to make my Super League debut.
“I’ve loved being full-time and I’ve learnt a lot in this pre-season from the other players and the new coaching staff.
“They’ve all been really helpful and taken me to one side to tell me what I’m doing right and what I can improve on, and when you’re surrounded by players of their ability it makes you want to push yourself even further.
“The new coaching staff have been great with all the players, but particularly the younger players like myself.
“They’ve put a lot of time and effort into getting us towards the level we need to be at and I’m really grateful for that.”
With an impressive pre-season under his belt, Trout is determined to be ready when called upon for the first team.
“My goals are to improve my game and if I get my chance in the first team then I want to bring something to the team and not look out of place.
“I didn’t know a lot about him when I first arrived but he has shown a real appetite to learn and improve,” commented Agar.
“He’s got a good frame, strong physical attributes as well as good speed, footwork and a nice touch with the ball in hand.
“He’s understanding his role better all the time and he can see the opportunities that are in front of him if he continues to work hard.
“It is pretty early to be renewing contracts but he was only on a one-year deal and he’s impressed us sufficiently to suggest that he has the potential to push on and become a Super League player.
“The fact that he is a local youngster makes it all the more pleasing to see him commit his future to the club.”
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