Castleford winger signs new 1-year deal

Kirk Dixon

He is a player that Castleford Tigers fans will know well and one that is popular and they will get to see him for another season, with veteran winger Kirk Dixon re-signing with the club for a further season.

With the deal, Dixon will enter his ninth year with the club in 2015 since joining them back in 2007 and he has been a mainstay in the Castleford side for most of that time.

For the man himself, the decision to stay was an easy one.

“I sat down with Daryl during the pre-season campaign and he said that he would like to keep me and I was more than happy to stay,” Dixon said.

“We’ve been able to get the deal sorted and I’m just looking forward to getting the season started.

“Daryl said he likes what I do and I’ve been here for a while now and from my point of view you can see that things are progressing and moving forwards so it was a pretty simple decision.

With a friendly atmosphere and a great environment, Dixon said it was a place that he wanted to stay at it and a place where he enjoyed his footy.

“We’re starting to get some good combinations out on the field and it’s a pleasure to be in the side, so although it sounds like an old cliché it was a no-brainer for me,” said Dixon.

“It’s got a real family atmosphere down here; the office staff mingles with the players and the players mingle with the fans.

“It’s fantastic for me and playing in front of the Tigers fans is a special thing and something that I didn’t want to leave.”

Someone who has seen the best of Dixon is Tigers head coach Daryl Powell and he is pleased to see the winger re-sign at the club, labelling him as a role model for the younger generation coming through at the club.

“I am delighted that Kirk has agreed to extend his contract with the Tigers,” said Powell.

“He is a pleasure to coach and works as hard, if not harder, than anyone on his individual game which makes him a role model for young players to aspire towards.

“His game has been excellent in my time at the club and I am looking forward to an outstanding season from him.”

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