Telford Tigers are delighted to have secured the services of their returning captain Jason Silverthorn. The 37 yr old Canadian forward has been at the heart of Tigers success in recent seasons, and has signed on for what will be his fourth season with the club.
Speaking about his decision to stay at Tigers, Jason said ‘It’s nice to be back in a Tigers jersey again and I am looking forward to the challenge ahead.’ Jason who has become a firm fan favourite during his time in Telford, added, ‘I hope to see all the same faces back in the stands this season along with many new fans, as we prepare to take on this new adventure.’
In his three previous seasons in Telford, Jason has won two league championships and a cup winner’s medal, so understandably coach Tom Watkins is pleased to have him on board for the new season. Watkins said ‘Jason signing back in Telford is huge for the club, the team and the fans. From a coaches perspective, he brings everything, every night. He makes everyone around him a better player ,he competes hard, has a huge desire to win and is a great captain for our club. He has a positive influence on the young players in Telford, he’s a great role model, always happy to offer support and advice to help them develop and improve. Jason and his family are settled in the area and that is great news for us.’