Keegan Hirst is a professional rugby league player for Wakefield Trinity. He plays at prop forward and was the team captain of Batley Bulldogs. In 2015 he became the first British professional player to come out as gay and in 2016 he appeared as a dater on Channel 4‘s dating show First Dates, also in 2016 Hirst took part in W‘s Celebrity Haunted Hotel.
Hirst began his career as an academy player at Bradford Bulls before joining Hunslet Hawks in 2008. After a season with the Hawks, Hirst moved to Dewsbury Rams for two seasons and then moved to Batley Bulldogs for the 2012 season. In 2013 he moved to Featherstone Rovers but returned to Batley, first on loan and then on a permanent move in 2014. In August 2016 Hirst signed a deal with Wakefield Trinity to play for the Super League side from 2017. Hirst made his Super League debut in the round 6 match of Super League XXII against Leigh Centurions.
Keegan is currently extremely popular on the events circuit and has a brilliant, inspiring and heart-warming story. His talk encompasses teamwork; diversity & inclusion; and his battle with mental health issues. After years of denial which lead to mental health issues such as considering suicide, Keegan realised he had to be truthful to himself and those around him, which he knew was going to significantly change his life.
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