Sheffield Sharks have made their first signing of the summer by bringing agreeing a three-year deal with captain Mike Tuck.
Following the Sharks disappointment in not making the Play-off finals last year, the club has been taking its time to rethink their playing strategy but has made bold moves starting with a long term view of Tuck’s appointment.
The retention of Tuck has been helped by a partnership with regional law firm Wosskow Brown, where the Sharks captain will also work as a marketing executive.
Tuck’s long term approach also ties well into the development of the potential new home of the Sharks on the Olympic Legacy Park in Attercliffe.
The 32-year-old forward from Canada said: “There are many reasons for me to stay in Sheffield, I have been here a while and in that time have established a home.
“However, this opportunity doesn’t come around very often and with the new Arena on the horizon these are exciting times for everybody involved with the Sharks.”
Sharks chairman Yuri Matischen said: “We are very excited to conclude discussions with Mike and Wosskow Brown, which allows the opportunity for his professional development both on and off the court.”
“Certainly, a seasoned professional Mike also has one eye on his post playing career and with the guidance of WB will transition over the next few years seamlessly into a positive post athletic future.”