Baldwinson on board for 2020!

Published: 23 October, 2019 - 5:55 pm

York City Knights have strengthened their pack further for the 2020 Betfred Championship season with the re-signing of Prop Jordan Baldwinson.

Baldwinson is a product of the Leeds Rhinos academy and has also had spells at New Zealand Warriors, Bradford Bulls, Leigh Centurions, Halifax and nearly 80 games for Featherstone Rovers.

The 25 year old initially joined the Knights on loan from Wakefield Trinity in April 2019, before making the move permanent the following month thanks to the help of Squadbuilder. He went on to make 16 appearances, scoring one try in York’s run to a memorable third place finish.

Knights Head Coach James Ford said: “Jordan is another player that we feel has at least another couple of levels in him. At some really testing times last season, Jordan stood up and showed immense character. That character will stand Jordan and York in good stead.

Jordan is a good size and is another front rower who has much more ability with the ball than he realises. We’ll be looking to encourage a little more offload and play without losing any of that physicality in him for the coming season.”

Baldwinson added: “I’m delighted to extend my time at York. I’ve really enjoyed my development at the club both individually and as part of this team. I want to keep improving and being the best player I can be, I’m sure under Fordy I can achieve that.”

“I can’t wait to rip into pre season with the boys and get some consistency as the past few years have been difficult with all the moving about at different clubs, but I think I’ve found a home at York. The fans have accepted me with open arms and that is hugely appreciated.

“Hopefully we can build off the back of last season and really push on with that winning mentality in the new stadium.”

The 16 players now currently signed on for 2020 are: Joe Porter, Sam Scott, Jack Teanby, Jason Bass, Connor Robinson, Kriss Brining, Matty Marsh, Perry Whiteley, Ronan Dixon, Will Jubb, Jordan Baldwinson, Danny Washbrook, Chris Clarkson, James Green, Ben Johnston and Will Sharp.

2020 Player Sponsorships are now on sale from just £850 + VAT. Email info@yorkcityknights.com for more info, and act fast to support your favourite player!

2020 season tickets and memberships are all available now. Secure your place in the brand new Community Stadium today by emailing Zillah Ingledew at z.ingledew@yorkcityknights.com or call 01904 876527 for further details!

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