The nib Newcastle Knights have granted backrower Beau Fermor a release from the remainder of his NRL contract.
Despite seeing a future in Fermor, the Club could not deny his want to move closer to his family.
Knights coach Adam O’Brien said the 21-year-old has received an opportunity to secure his long-term future with another club and the Knights could not reject his request.
"It’s disappointing to lose a player of Beau’s quality but we understand his desire to move home,” O’Brien said.
“We wanted to keep Beau. We value him as a player and person, so it’s with regret that we let him go.
“Beau has achieved a lot during his time at the Knights and can consider himself unlucky to have not made his first-grade debut at the Club due to injury.
“On behalf of everyone at the Knights, we wish Beau and his partner Monique all the best.”
The Queensland product joined the Knights in 2018 where he featured in the Jersey Flegg side, making the Queensland under 20s team.
The following year he made the move to Canterbury Cup where he earned a spot in the NSW Residents team.
Sadly, his 2019 season was cut short due to a torn ACL.
The Club wishes Fermor all the best with his continued recovery and future and thanks him for his contribution to our Club.