Knights add size with Hawksworth

Published: 25 January, 2018 - 6:00 am

York City Knights are pleased to announce that trialist prop forward Dan Hawksworth has agreed terms on a one year deal with the club.

The former Sheffield Eagles academy product caught the eye of James Ford while impressing for Hemel Stags in 2017 and has featured in all of the Knights opening pre-season fixtures this term.

Head Coach James Ford said: “Dans an athletic front rower who’s shown plenty of desire, toughness and commitment. He’s got one or two areas to tidy up in his game, but if he does that I’m confident he’ll be a real handful for our opponents.

“Dan has slotted into our culture well and if this approach remains he will continue to develop.”

Commenting on the deal, Hawksworth said: “I’m delighted to have signed for the Knights – the facilities and standards expected at the club are quite a step up from what I’ve been used to previously, so I’m looking forward to seeing what I can achieve.

“The squad is full of quality and I’ve already learned a lot from the senior boys within it.”

Dan will be in the Knights’ squad to face Hunslet at Bootham Crescent on Sunday (3pm), as James Ford’s pre-season preparations continue ahead of a blockbuster opening game in the 2018 Betfred League 1 against Bradford Bulls at Bootham Crescent on Sunday 18th February.