Silverthorn Returns. Telford Tigers are delighted to announce the return of club captain Jason Silverthorn for the 2021/22 season. Silverthorn will return for his seventh year with the Tigers and will wear his familiar number 22 shirt. Silverthorn has been the club captain through the most successful period in the club’s history and lifted the NIHL National League and Cup trophies in the 2019/20 season, ending that campaign as joint top scorer with 33 goals.
Silverthorn commented, “It’s that time of year again when the names will be released and the new squad unveiled but this time there is an air of anticipation that change is around the corner. The shortened 2019/20 season followed by the resulting cancellation of the 2020/21 season, due to the pandemic, left us all unsure of our future. A glimmer of hope was lit in us all with the Spring Cup taking place in March and with it being a very high level of competition and we now look to build on the success of those 6 weeks and take the Tigers forward. My family and I call Telford home, we have made lifelong friendships and the Tigers’ players/staff are a part of our extended family. It’s time for us all to look to a brighter future and gain strength from the tragedy/losses we have endured together. I’m back and ready to pick right up where we left off, challenging for and winning trophies!
Tom Watkins, Head Coach and General Manager, said, “Jason has been our club captain since he joined us in 2014 and has an exceptional scoring record since he has been here. I say the same thing at the start of every season, that it is an easy decision to bring Jason back as he is the epitome of what you want from a player, he always gives 100% and leads by example. He is a true captain and has the respect of every player in our dressing room. He is a fan favourite and I am sure the Tigers’ fans are as delighted as I am that Jason has agreed to return for another season.”
Acute Pest Control Telford have agreed to be Jason’s individual sponsor for a further season and Telford Tigers would like to thank the company for their continued support.
Jason’s own and loan shirts are available to order now for £100 each (Home and Away). Please see the Tigers’ Online Shop for details.
In the 2021/22 season, Tigers are again offering individual player sponsorship at £400. The package will include a personalised ‘SPECIAL’ exclusive third jersey with a company name or family name patch, announcements on match nights, a small advert or logo in the match night programmes and a signed player photo. The jersey will be worn for cup games and playoff games and will not be available as a replica.
If you are interested or require more information on the individual player sponsorships, contact [email protected]