Salford Red Devils have announced fullback Elliot Kear will depart for Bradford Bulls at the end of the month.
A step down to the Championship where he will be able to continue playing rugby league part-time, will allow the 32-year-old to pursue a career as a fireman, preparing himself for life outside of the sport.
The Wales captain arrived at the AJ Bell Stadium from London Broncos prior to the 2020 season, along with fellow countryman Rhys Williams.
Speaking on Kear’s departure, Red Devils Head Coach Marshall said: “Elliot has been fantastic to work with and coach and he is a character that will certainly be missed at the club.
“As a former player, I know that rugby league is a short career and this step down to competing on a part-time basis will allow Elliot to build a future outside of the sport.
He goes with our full support and I wish him and his family all the best for the future. He will always be part of the Salford family.”