Olbison signs new contract

Olbison signs new contract widnesvikings.co.uk
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8th March 2018

Widnes Vikings are delighted to announce that Tom Olbison has signed a new deal with the Club until the end of the 2020 season.

Olbison joined the Vikings from Bradford Bulls for the 2017 season, and the hard-working back rower has become a consistent and reliable performer for Denis Betts’ side, making 31 appearances and scoring 1 try.

Olbison, 26, has played 178 career games since his professional Rugby League debut in 2009.

Tom Olbison says: “I’m delighted to be staying with the Club, and I have really enjoyed my time here since I joined.

“When you look at the young lads that are coming through, the senior lads we have, as well as the environment we’ve got, it’s a good place to be. I’m loving my time and my rugby at Widnes, so it was a no brainer for me.”

“I’m looking forward to the next two years and I believe it’s onwards and upwards from here.”

Denis Betts, Head Coach of Widnes Vikings, says: “Keeping somebody in the squad of Tom’s quality is only going to help us moving forward as a group.

“Tom, over the two years he has been with us, has proved to be a fantastic acquisition for the Club. At the start of this year, he has shown to us that he is continuing to learn and has proven to be a really coachable player.

“Tom is a player that is a great signing for us, not only because of the ability that he already possesses, but because of the type of forward that he can develop into whilst he is with Widnes Vikings.” 

Tom Olbison is proudly sponsored by Widnes Bouncy Castle Hire.

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