Widnes Vikings have announced club captain Jack Owens has signed a new three-year deal with the club.
Owens is a product of the club’s Academy having progressed through every stage of the pathway up to the first team, gaining international honours with England Academy along the way.
He made his debut at the age of 16 against Siddal to become the seventh youngest player to appear for Widnes, before going on to reach 10th place in the club’s all-time point scoring list.
A 26-point haul against West Wales Raiders in the opening game of the 2021 campaign saw Owens climb above Martin Offiah, and another 40 points will see him rise further up the list.
On signing a new deal with his hometown club, Jack Owens said: “I’m over the moon to get it sorted. Everyone knows what it means for me to play for this club and to be the captain, it’s a massive honour. To be here for the next three years and to have my life sorted is something that’s important to me and I’m happy that it’s done.
“I spoke to Phil and as soon as he said that he wanted to get me tied down on a pretty long deal, it was music to my ears. I don’t want to leave this club, and as long as I keep performing here, I’ll hopefully stay here until I finish.
“The three years is something that I wanted and it shows the faith the club has in me, and I’m delighted to be staying. I just want to play for Widnes.”