Skipper and Weaver to lead Tigers from front
Tigers coach Tom Watkins expects returnees Jason Silverthorn and Jonathan Weaver to continue setting an example to his younger players next season.
The pair, who are both on multi-year deals with Telford, will again provide the backbone of Watkinsâ€™ squad in the English Premier League.
Silverthorn is set to continue his role as captain of the Shropshire outfit, while GB international Weaver will take up one of the two assistant roles.
Watkins said: â€œI donâ€™t think you can ever have too many leaders in the dressing room, and both these guys lead by example. They want to win and hate to lose, and nobody enjoyed where we were last season.
â€œJason and Jonathan epitomise the philosophy we want. They make everybody better at practice and I think thatâ€™s really important. When your best players are your hardest working guys, it makes everybody else a bit better.
â€œWe have some young players that should look, watch and learn from the way they go about their business. Every day theyâ€™re on time, theyâ€™re ready, they warm up and that hard work shows through in performance at game time.â€
Both Silverthorn and Weaver were part of the Telford side that won the EPL and British Challenge Cup in 2015, an achievement which Watkins will be looking to repeat next season.
He added: â€œFor any team sport, it is vital to have that continuity with core personnel, whether theyâ€™re experienced guys or not. They know what the club expects and theyâ€™re comfortable with that.
â€œThey play to those expectations and it doesnâ€™t affect their performance. Theyâ€™ve always had that expectation and can perform to a high level with that on their shoulders. Both are winners and weâ€™ll work extremely hard to make improvements.â€