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Watkins junior returns for Tigers 1

Jack Watkins returns June 13th

Telford Tigers 1 are pleased to announce the return of Jack Watkins. Jack, the younger brother of Head Coach and General Manager Tom Watkins, re-joins for his 2nd season in a Tigers shirt.

Jack, who once again will wear the #93 jersey, is hoping for slightly better luck this season as last season saw him side-lined – not once but twice with injury. Despite this, Jack still returned a point a game on average over the season.

General Manager and Head Coach Tom Watkins added, “I enjoyed having Jack on the team last season, he has so much ability and can really shoot the puck. He can play in every situation, is very good defensively and is very reliable in his own zone. Jack has suffered with some injuries which have really held him back over the years, but I’ve challenged him to get in top shape this summer as I think with his size, strength and hitting ability, there is still a lot more in his locker. I think he has the tools to be a 25/30 goal scorer for this team in this league. When Jack moves his feet and protects the puck, he is unplayable.”

Jack is excited to be back in a Tigers shirt and said, “I’m happy to be signing for such a wonderful club. We came so close to winning the playoffs last season and as a player, that makes you hungry to win. I’m excited to get back in the locker room with the guys and getting back to work. We had a strong bond as a team last year making Telford my favourite place to play. I couldn’t be happier to be back.”

Jack’s own and loan shirts are available to order now for £100 each (Home and Away). Please see the own and loan registration page for more details and to register.

New for 2018/19 Tigers are offering individual player sponsorship at £400. The package includes a personalised ‘special’ 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.

If you are interested or require more information on the individual player sponsorships, contact