Telford Tigers Announce Retained Squad. Hexagon Telford Tigers are delighted to announce that they have agreed terms and secured a large proportion of the 2021/22 Championship Winning Team. We would like to welcome and put on record our thanks to the following players who are returning for the 2022/23 season. Tigers will be defending the National League title for the second consecutive year after winning back-to-back championships in 2019/20 and 2021/22.
|#7 Bayley Harewood||Sponsored by||Electrobraze Limited|
|#8 Jake Price||Sponsored by||Sailhouse Cars|
|#12 Danny Rose||Sponsored by||Vets4Pets|
|#14 Jonathan Weaver (Assistant Captain)||Sponsored by||Integrated Electrical|
|#16 Corey Goodison||Sponsored by||Egertons Barbers|
|#17 Ricky Plant (Assistant Captain)||Sponsored by||Autocraft|
|#22 Jason Silverthorn (Captain)||Sponsored by||Acute Pest Control|
|#25 Sam Watkins||Sponsored by||Telford Copper Cylinders|
|#26 Deakan Fielder||Sponsored by||Preloved Tech|
|#30 Brad Day||Sponsored by||Chips Away|
|#42 Nick Oliver||Sponsored by||G-Mac|
|#46 Finley Howells||Sponsored by||AJB Plastering|
|#61 Brodie Jesson||Sponsored by||Gibbon Communications Ltd|
|#77 Scott Mckenzie||Sponsored by||GTS Couriers|
|#93 Jack Watkins||Sponsored by||Oscar Turner|
|#94 Vladimir Luka||Sponsored by||TBC|
Earlier this week. Telford Tigers announced that Head Coach and General Manager Tom Watkins would return in his dual role and Coach Watkins had these comments to say about the new roster, “This season sees the addition of two new teams into the National League and two more roster spots for British players to Elite League clubs. That equates to over 60 new playing spots available to players. Naturally every year there are changes to our roster. The focus for me this summer was the retention of a very talented, successful group of players who over the last few seasons have proved we are the best team in this league. I’ve said before that at the end of every season some guys will move for different reasons, but I’m delighted with the return of the players on this list which will give us a familiar core group and continuity, which I believe has been a key ingredient to our recent successful run. I really like the blend we have, this is a highly talented group of very experienced quality professionals and hugely promising young players who have learnt what it takes to play the right way and what it takes to win.
In that group I believe we have the best goaltender in the league, a couple of the league’s best defensemen both offensively and defensively, the league’s most influential captain, vastly experienced forwards, and a very good spread of scoring throughout all our forwards and some of the best under 21s in the country.
That core is a great starting point for us to build upon and I’m looking forward to seeing the steps this group can once again take as a team.”
Tom when on to say “I’m also delighted to welcome back our very experienced off-ice team. These guys have played a huge part in the club’s recent successes, our most successful era and have been a part of the club for a long period of time. They are almost part of the furniture, they know the club better than most, are all very knowledgeable, they all know their roles very well and understand the needs of the players. These guys provide me with the best support, help take away the excuses and allow mine and the players to focus on the game. Without good people behind the team, you have no chance of building a successful team.”
Assistant Coach – Karl Creamer
Assistant Coach – Barry Holyhead
Equipment Manager – Andy Phillips
Trainer – Martin Sneyd
Trainer/Assistant Coach – Steve Molyneux
Therapy – Tom Collins
Own and loan shirts will soon be available to purchase online for £125 each (Home and Away). Please keep an eye on social media for further details.
In the 2022/23 season, the 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 play-off 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]