Aaron Woods named as Wests Tigers Captain..

Aaron Woods named as Wests Tigers Captain

Wests Tigers Media Release

Fri 18th December, 03:30PM

Wests Tigers have today confirmed that Aaron Woods will be the Club’s Captain for the 2016 NRL season.

Woods, 24, has played 105 NRL games for Wests Tigers since making his debut in 2011.

The Leichhardt Junior has also played five Tests for Australia and has made seven State of Origin appearances for New South Wales.

In 2016 Woods will be supported by two Vice-Captains, with Dene Halatau and Chris Lawrence being appointed to the roles.

The three players will be joined by Matt Ballin, Robbie Farah, Sauaso Sue and James Tedesco in the Wests Tigers leadership group.

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe congratulated Woods on his appointment as Club Captain.

“On behalf of everyone at Wests Tigers I would like to congratulate Aaron on being named as our 2016 Club Captain,” said Pascoe.

“Over his career so far Aaron has displayed a number of qualities that make it clear to the Club that he is a strong leader who will have an important role to play in the future.

“Sometimes we forget that Aaron is only 24 years old, it’s impressive that at such a young age he has already played 100 games for his Club, won a State of Origin series with New South Wales and represented his country on a number of occasions,” he said.

“I look forward to working closely with Aaron over the coming year and seeing the impact that his leadership will have on the Club.

“I’d also like to congratulate Dene and Chris on being named as Club Vice-Captains,” said Pascoe.

“Both men exhibit strong leadership qualities and it’s great to be able to recognise the role they play in the Club officially. Dene has played 157 games for the Club and Chris 172, they are leaders on and off the field and will be great support for Aaron.”

Wests Tigers Head Coach Jason Taylor said that Woods was an ideal candidate for the role.

“Aaron never takes a backwards step, whether on or off the field, and has proven himself again and again to be a leader at this Club,” said Taylor.

“It’s a testament to his character and integrity that someone so young has been selected to Captain this Club. Long before being named as Captain Aaron was seen as a leader here and it will be great to see how he develops further following this announcement.

“I look forward to working closely with Aaron as Captain, Dene and Chris as Vice-Captains and Matt, Robbie, Sauaso and James as the leadership group over the coming season,” he said.

Woods said that he was thrilled to have been asked to take on the Captaincy role.

“Being named Captain is a great honour and something that I will cherish forever,” he said.

“This Club means so much to me and I can’t wait to lead the boys out onto the field throughout the season.

“Being a local junior it was always my dream to play for Wests Tigers and to now being Captain of this great Club is very special,” he said. “We’ve put together a great leadership team here who are all committed to making this Club a success both on and off the field.

“We’ve got a great group of players here and have had a strong pre-season so far,” said Woods. “The boys are all pumped for the season ahead and it’s going to be great to kick off the year with two home games.”


Congrats Woodsy! It’s hard to believe the bloke is still only 24. A leader for years to come, let’s get behind Woods and his men

Congrats to Woods, Lawrence and Halatau. I would though have chosen Tedesco.

No doubt the positive news that was stated in the press release. And here I was expecting a signing. How silly of me

Congrats to Woodsy on the appointment. Rowdy and Halatau are also able VC’s.

Congrats to Woodsy, Moses is a future co captain for sure.

Another great step in the re-gel of the club. I really hope that Taylor, Farah and every player in the club gives 100% support to Aaron as the club begins to find the light after the recent darkness. Here’s hoping for a happy 2016 season.

good stuff.
congrats to Woodsy.

Great photo for the zerotackle article!

Captain Paddle pop Lion!

Press Conference: Woods named Captain

Fri 18th December, 03:15PM

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe and Head Coach Jason Taylor spoke to the media on Friday as the Club unveiled new captain Aaron Woods for season 2016.

Woods was joined in the press conference by Dene Halatau and Chris Lawrence, who will assist Woods this year as vice-captains — a great achievement for three local juniors.

See what Justin Pascoe, Jason Taylor and Aaron Woods had to say to the media above.


Congrats to all three

Great to see his effort on the field pay off.

Good luck to him. A haircut would not go astray.

Congrats on the appointment however i hope it doesn’t overwhelm him. He seems more a soldier than a general.

Unfortunately this will not sit well with him he has not got the personality for the
Job …time to clean yourself up get rid of the ridiculous hair and please do not wear that girly plastic head band oh dear .Not my choice but with the circus that is this club not unexpected …good luck and with Farah as your mentor easy as !

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