London Broncos are today delighted to announce that club Captain, Jay Pitts, has signed a two-year extension keeping him in the capital until 2020.
Pitts, who joined the club at the start of the 2017 campaign, has been an ever-present during his time with London having not missed a single game since his arrival and reaching 50 appearances in the game at Trailfinders, against Rochdale Hornets, in June 2018.
Head Coach Danny Ward decided to make the second rower his Captain at the start of the 2018 season and the Wakefield-born player has led the squad both on and off the pitch.
Pitts has also now become the Assistant Head Coach to Huw Goodwin within the Academy set-up giving his invaluable knowledge of the game to the future generations of London players.
Pitts said, ” I am really glad to have tied up my career for the next two years. Danny Ward has shown great faith in me and it was all I could do to repay the favour. I am proud to lead this team and look forward to leading them through both good and, hopefully very few, bad times too. London has become my home over the last two seasons here and I want to take this opportunity to thank the Chairman, the staff and the fans for believing in me.”
Danny Ward said, “We are delighted that Pittsy has agreed to a new deal to stay at the club for another 2 years. He has been a consistent performer all season and is a bloke who leads from the front no matter what the situation.
He is also playing an important role in the development of the next crop of youngsters progressing through the ranks at the London Broncos in his role as U19’s assistant coach.”
Chairman David Hughes said, ” Jay has been a great performer and ambassador for the club since his arrival. His performances week in week out show his passion for the club and we are all very pleased to have retained his services for the next two years.”