Building a Defensive Brick Wall

The RTL Widnes Wild are delighted to announce the return of the defensive pairing of Andy Turner and Lee “The Sheriff” Kemp for the 17/18 season.

Lee will be entering his third season in a Wild Shirt and has quickly established himself as a firm fan favourite, earning himself the nickname “Sheriff”. As well as playing for the Wild last season Lee also guested for the Manchester Storm.

Speaking about his return to the Wild, “The Sheriff” said,

“It’s a pleasure to be pulling the Wild jersey back on for the third year and I’m sure it will be the best. I can’t wait to get back at practice with the lads and to get to know the new guys and just get started in what will be a challenging season”.

Commenting on Lee re-signing, Player-coach Ollie Barron said;

“Kemp is the Sheriff, he plays his role well and will do anything for his team mates. Lee was my Coaches Player of the Season last year as he is always always available for selection and gives his all for the club. I expect a big season from Lee”.

Starting his second season with the RTL Widnes Wild, Andy Turner will again be a key player if the Wild are to win silverware. Having previously played in the EPL with Solihull, Peterborough and Sheffield as well as playing 9 seasons for the Spartans, the Wild certainly benefited from his experience last season.

Speaking about his long term team mate, Ollie said;

“I’ve played with Andy since U10’s through every age group. He’s a big guy who can make the right plays, he sticks up for his teammates and is capable of putting the puck away from the blue line”.

The Sheriff will be wearing #15 and Andy will be wearing the number 3. Home, away and warm-up shirts are available to own and loan here.

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