Jack Owens “incredibly proud” to lead boyhood club Widnes again in 2021

Drew Darbyshire

Jack Owens says he is incredibly proud to captain Widnes this season, the club he has supported since being a young boy.

The 26-year-old full-back retains the captaincy after being given the honour last season before the campaign was cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Owens came through the club’s academy and made his first team debut at the age of 16. He has made 104 appearances for the club so far.

He 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.”

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