Second rower, Kieran Frost, said he is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to play for Yorkshire Carnegie after he was offered a contract with the club after making an impact with Wharfedale last season.
The Leeds Beckett student impressed the Carnegie management throughout last season with the Dalesmen, working under former Carnegie forward Rob Baldwin up in North Yorkshire.
“I’m really excited, it’s where I want to be and I’m excited to see what I can do here," he said. "With Chris Stirling coming in and Steve Boden as head coach it’s exciting times for the club.
“I’ve been a student at Leeds Beckett University and I signed for Wharfedale last year for a season and that went really well and a few of the management staff told me to come down for this pre season at Carnegie and it’s gone so well that I was offered a contract.
“Pre-season has been a huge step up. It’s challenging, but that’s what I’m here for, if it was easy everybody could do it. I’m thrilled that I have been given the opportunity and it’s in my own hands to just take it and give it a good go.”
A big second rower, he began his career at his home town club of Towcestrians and was also a member of the Bedford Blues Academy early in his career.
Ben Lazenby, Academy Manager at Yorkshire Carnegie, said: “Kieran is a great find for the club and we first spotted him playing whilst we were watching our players on dual registration at Wharfedale and he continued to impress as we watched through the year.
“Despite Wharfedale struggling at the start of the season, Kieran’s involvement in the second half of the season had a significant impact on them avoiding relegation.
“He is a tall, athletic second rower with bags of potential. A typical late developer, Keiran comes into the club having not being involved in previous player development pathways and shows that players can find an alternative route into professional rugby. Keiran shrugged off interest from other clubs to sign
Website by Go Media
Updated 11:10 - 1 Aug 2018 by Paul Smith
© 2018 Yorkshire Carnegie