Wests Tigers have confirmed the return of former star Benji Marshall as the club’s new official ambassador.
Marshall recently announced his retirement from the NRL after a 19-year career. He is the second most-capped player in Wests Tigers history. He holds numerous club records including most career points, goals and tries scored by a five-eighth.
The former New Zealand international retired from the game having made 346 appearances. He made his debut with Wests Tigers in 2003. Marshall went to appear for St George Illawarra, Brisbane Broncos and South Sydney Rabbitohs.
The new role will see Marshall assist the club in a number of different departments with a focus on pathways and development — providing positional expertise to Wests Tigers Cubs program as well as at junior representative training sessions for both Balmain and Western Suburbs SG Ball and Harold Matthews teams.
Benji Marshall excited for new role
“I’m very excited to start this new role with Wests Tigers and to continue contributing to a club that I’ve always loved,” Marshall said.
“This is an exciting new role. It allows me to contribute to the club in a number of ways both on and off the field.
“I’m looking forward to helping grow the next generation of Wests Tigers players coming through our pathways. And playing a part in bringing further success to this great club.”
CEO Justin Pascoe on Marshall’s return
“On behalf of all at the club, I’d like to say how pleased we are to be able to welcome Benji Marshall back home to Wests Tigers,” Justin Pascoe said.
“Benji is inextricably linked with the heritage and DNA of Wests Tigers. His return to the club is something we’re incredibly proud to see happen.
“I have no doubt he will have a lasting impact on the connections that we are building at the club. Our proud members, corporate partners and fans everywhere will be delighted to see him back in the Wests Tigers colours he is synonymous with.”