The Sheffield Steelers have confirmed the latest addition to their “Apprentice Programme” with the signing of 16-year-old Bradford born defenceman Jordan Griffin.
Griffin captained both his club side, Bradford Bulldogs (U18’s) and the GB U16’s last season.
Jordan joins Kieran Brown and Cole Shudra as Steelers apprentices with young Liam Kirk expected to move to North America at the end of the summer.
GM and Head coach Paul Thompson said “The Steelers are committed to the apprentice programme and bringing through the best young British talent that we can. We have all seen the progress of Liam Kirk and the opportunities that are ahead for him this summer.
“Jordan trained with us several times last year and I was impressed with how he improved every time we saw him. He took in the information that we were giving him and we liked his desire to get better
“He is a big kid for his age and the fact that he was a defenceman was a big factor for us as we wanted to bring into our apprentice programme someone in this position.
“Jordan will practice with us every day and also play a part in our pre-season exhibition games. We will then take a look at the best place for him to play because game minutes are vital for his development.”
Griffin was excited to be obtaining the opportunity of joining the Steelers “This is a great chance for me” he said “I look at the progress that the likes of Liam, Cole and Kieran have had and realise that I’m lucky to be joining the Steelers at this time
“I enjoyed training with the Steelers and playing against these better players. I want to get better and play at the highest level I can.
“The start of the season can’t come quick enough for me”.