Aldous agrees new two-year deal

Aldous agrees new two-year deal

16th October 2017

Newcastle Thunder have confirmed their eighth signing for 2018 after Jack Aldous agreed a new two year deal with the club.

26-year-old Aldous enjoyed a superb first season with the club in 2017 after joining from near neighbours York City Knights and has been part of the team’s heartbeat, with his endless energy and tenacious attitude.

A technically excellent defender who possesses smart footwork and awareness in the tackle, Jack was a lynchpin of the side in 2017 and primarily operated for Thunder in the back row over the course of the season.

Making his 150th career appearance in the Kingstone Press Super 8s fixture against York City Knights, Aldous was named the coaches’ player of the season for 2017, earning deserved recognition for his efforts across the year.

Explaining his decision to stay, Aldous said: “It was an easy decision to sign for another two years, it's a great club going in right direction and I want to help get them there and be a part of it.

“I’ve really enjoyed this year. I think it's been a successful year with getting to the playoff semi-final a great achievement and we’ll be looking to go further next year and get promotion.

“I think personally, it has been a good year too and that I've helped lead the middle unit and I’ve loved playing with Harry, but there's still more to come from me.”

Thunder head coach Jason Payne added: ‘’I am really happy Jack has decided to stay with us for the next two years, Jack has been one of our stand out players so to retain him is a big statement of intent from us.

‘’Jack has become a real leader within our squad and although he is a man of few words he lets his actions do the talking and consistently performs at a high-level week in week out.

“He is one of the best players in the competition and the fact that he is only just starting to come into his prime is really exciting for the club.

“I can’t wait to see how he continues to develop over the next two years whilst in a Thunder shirt.”

Aldous joins his head coach, Liam McAvoy, Vincent Rennie and Evan Simons in agreeing on two-year contracts as Thunder aim to build for a long-term future.


He is the club’s eighth signing for 2018, with Tom Capper, Ben Pointer, David Weetman and Lewis Young those who have also committed for the upcoming season.

Aldous agrees new two-year deal