Young Knight Kriss Brining shines

RISING STAR ... Kriss Brining
RISING STAR ... Kriss Brining

YORK City Knights are predicting big things for Scarborough youngster Kriss Brining following his meteoric rise through the club’s ranks.

Brining, 17, has followed last year’s Scholarship player of the year by snapping up the reserve team player of the year honour.

SHINING KNIGHT ... Kris Brining

SHINING KNIGHT ... Kris Brining

This has come at the end of another excellent season for the former Scarborough Pirates hooker, after he made his first-team debut for York in the Co-operative Championship at Widnes.

Club general manager Ian Wilson said: “Kriss is doing very well, we are delighted with his progress.

“He has already broken into the first team, playing one game last season and we’re expecting him to be knocking on the door next season as well.”

Brining began playing the game with the Pirates, before making a move to York club New Earswick All Blacks, who play in the Pennine League Championship.

His talent was also nurtured at Graham School by former rugby league ace and teacher Craig Farrell.

Farrell added: “I used to coach him at school and Kriss is a great lad with a great attitude.

“He works very hard at his game. He is incredibly strong and a very good defender.”

Farrell added: “Kriss is only young, so he has plenty of time to develop as a player.

“I am sure he will go on to do very well and hopefully will make it as a Super League player.”