Widnes Vikings have announced fullback Jack Owens has been named as the Club Captain ahead of the 2021 season.
He retains the captaincy after being handed the honour last season, before the campaign was ended prematurely due to the global pandemic.
Owens, the first homegrown captain of the club since 2006, has progressed through every stage of the club’s pathway, gaining international honours with England Academy and making his debut for the club at the age of 16.
The fullback has featured 103 times for his hometown club, scoring 52 tries, kicking 256 goal and scoring 720 points. He only needs five points to move into the top 10 all-time leading points scorers.
Reacting to the news, Owens said: “Being able to lead my hometown club as captain is one of the biggest honours possible, so to get the chance to do it again in 2021 means a lot to me.
“Last year obviously didn’t go the way that anyone would have wanted it to, but we’re excited to get back out there this weekend and then eventually in front of the supporters.
“Like I said last year, playing for this club is something I have always wanted to do growing up, so I’m incredibly proud to have been named captain of the club I have always supported.”