RE-SIGNING – Fitzsimmons returns for 2019 season On Field October 19, 2018 Newcastle Thunder’s 2019 squad continues to assemble with the club securing the retention of the impressive Connor Fitzsimmons for the 2019 campaign. The 20-year-old loose forward joined the club from Castleford Tigers for 2018 and made a strong impression over the season, making 25 appearances and scoring five tries. An exciting young talent, he displayed all of his ability as a strong, direct runner with a high skill level last season and made a suitably impressive impact on coaches and fans alike. A product of the Cumbria academy structure, Fitzsimmons graced the field twice for the Tigers and is looking forward to being part of Thunder’s 2019 push for the Betfred Championship. On his re-signing the former Seaton amateur said: I’m over the moon to have extended my contract at Thunder. “The club is really going places, with a really strong squad being put together for next season and I can’t wait to be a part of the coming year.” Head Coach Jason Payne said: “I’m delighted Conor has extended his stay, he is a young player with huge potential as he showed last season and I believe he has a great career ahead of him. He loves to play the game and that is obvious in the way he plays. He impressed us straight away with his hunger and ambition and he one of the toughest players I know. He is a great retention and adds further strength to the squad we are putting together for next season. Fitzsimmons’ signature brings Thunder’s confirmed roster for the 2019 season to 16, with the other confirmed players being: Mo Agoro, Jack Aldous, Jared Blanke, Keal Carlile, Rhys Clarke, Liam Finn, Sam Luckley, Remy Marginet, Liam McAvoy, Aaron Ollett, Alex Rowe, Niall Sidney, Evan Simons, David Weetman and Lewis Young. Season tickets for the new campaign to watch these exciting players in action over 11 Betfred League 1 matches are on sale now, with prices starting from just £100 for adults. For more information on 2019 season tickets click here or to book click here call 0871 2266060 or visit the Kingston Park Stadium box office.