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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Wakefield Trinity Wildcats RUGBY LEAGUE FOOTBALL CLUB Wakefield Trinity Wildcats RLFC was first established in 1873 when a group of young men from the local Holy Trinity Church formed the Wakefield Trinity club. One of the initial forces in the game, Trinity won the Yorkshire Cup four times in nine years and was one of the initial 22 clubs to form the Northern Union after the split from the Rugby Football Union in 1895. Since then the club has gone on to put together a history of which they have every right to be proud. This season, their first team has put together a solid league campaign, having compiled a record of eight wins and eight defeats from their sixteen matches. This sees them sitting in a mid-table position with sixteen points on the board. They will now be looking to put together a good run of results in their remaining fixtures in order to finish as high up the table as possible. As long as they can keep their key players fit they should be in with a great chance of doing just that. The club was boosted recently by the news that winger Lee Kershaw has signed a new deal to keep him at Trinity until 2020. The 20-year-old has broken into the first team this year, showcasing his talent with a number of fine performances. Speaking to the club’s official website www., Kershaw said, “I’m over the moon to have signed a new deal. Hopefully next year I can carry on getting some more games under my belt. It was an easy decision for me to sign the contract and I think Wakefield can develop me further, so I’m excited for the future.” Head Coach Chris Chester added, “It’s great news that Lee has signed a new deal at the club. He’s been enjoying a good run in the side and has impressed on each occasion. He’s a player that is always eager to improve and I’m looking forward to seeing him develop in the future.” There is clearly much to admire about the fine set up that Wakefield Trinity Wildcats currently has in place and this is thanks to all of the hard work that goes into the club. If they continue in the same manner then they should be able to look forwards to a bright and successful future for many years to come. Everyone at Sport Yorkshire Magazine wishes them the best of luck. “We provide the matchday security and steward services for the club and have been doing it for the last three years. We are proud to be part of the team - good luck for the rest of the season.” Jake Smith, Saxon Security GB 31