Tigers Untamed to become new fan club
The Tigers will launch a brand-new fan club for next seasonÂ â€“Â to be known as Tigers Untamed.
Fans will be able to subscribe free of charge andÂ receive a range of discounts, as well asÂ exclusiveÂ merchandise.
The move will see the original Telford Tigers Supporters Club â€“ which relaunchedÂ The Tigers as a TrustÂ in 2009 â€“ closed down.
Paul Baker, Director of Red Hockey, is looking forward to working closely with the new fan club.
He said: â€œWe have alwaysÂ said this club is all about the fan experience. We believe that with this new fan club, everyone who joins and supports the team will play an integral part inÂ moving us forward, while also reaping the benefits.
â€œBy working closely withÂ Tigers Untamed, we can make sure our supporters are always well looked after.Â Of course, we canâ€™t forget the incredible work done byÂ the original Telford Tigers Supporters Club. The membersÂ saved this club and built it up.
â€œIt was a big decision for everyone involved to create this new organisation. I canâ€™t thank theÂ committee members enough for their help.â€
Members can get discounted entry to selected games, as well as vouchers for The Tigers Lounge and away travel offers. There will also be club merchandise and special sale events.
Those fans who either renewed their membership or joined the previous Supporters Club from 1stÂ May 2015, will receive a full refund and a complimentary drinks voucher, for use in The Tigers Lounge.
The new club will feature some of the previous committee, with Rita Mackriel, Nikkie Morris, Chris Kelsall, Lisa Roberts and Sue Roberts all at the helm.
Mrs Mackriel, who was instrumental in helping to set up the Tigers Supporters Trust in 2008, said:Â â€œMaking this change took a lot of thought and soul searching, but as a group of fans, we have to look toÂ the future and believe itâ€™s time to move forward.
â€œThe last year or so has seen some massive changes following the arrival of Red Hockey, and I am really looking forward to making it something that every fan can be proud of.
â€œI want to see every Tigers fan get behindÂ TigersÂ UntamedÂ and make it a success. Previously, we have struggled for supportÂ when organising coach travel and otherÂ events. This isÂ aÂ chance to really change things for the better.â€
Details on how to join the organisation will follow in the next few weeks, as excitement builds ahead of the new English Premier Ice Hockey League season.