Moore returns for 2022

Whitehaven Rugby League are this evening delighted to announce the signing of Jake Moore for the 2022 Betfred Championship season on a one-year deal.
 
Jake returns to the club having left the club ahead of the 2021 season to join the Ottawa Aces as they were due to join League 1. The Covid Pandemic delayed the Aces' introduction to the Leagues and Jake returned to West Cumbria signing for Workington Town as they secured promotion to the Championship for 2022. However Moore will be wearing Chocolate, Blue & Gold again in 2022 under new head coach Jonty Gorley. 
 
Speaking about signing Moore Gorley spoke saying " It's great to have Jake back at Whitehaven. Before Jake left he was one of our better players in 2019 and he can cover a couple of positions, backrow or centre which will be good. Jake will be a good addition to the squad, the good thing with Jake is, he is a great lad who brings no baggage plus he will be one of the fittest in the squad there's no doubt about that, so it is good to have Jake back at Whitehaven.
 
Moore shone in our successful 2019 season despite being limited to only 15 appearances that year due to injury he scored 11 tries and 51 goals which led to him being named in Rugby League World's League 1 team of the season. Speaking exclusively to the club about signing for his third spell at the LEL Arena Moore said "I’m happy and excited to be back with Whitehaven. My hometown club that looks like it’s building after a brilliant year. The reason why I left at first was to fulfil a full time roll at Ottawa but that wasn’t meant to be due to Covid. I’ve got some good mates that play at the club which I’m looking forward to getting back playing and training with. Another big thing for me personally was coming back playing under Jonty, he did a lot for me in my progression in 2019 and I can’t wait to play under him again in 2022. Looking forward to getting back in to pre season with everyone.
 
 
Director and member of the club's football committee Ashley Kilpatrick said " I think everyone will echo my sentiments when I say we welcome Jake back home to the LEL arena with open arms.
Everyone understands why Jake left in 2020 to follow his dream of playing full time rugby but sadly it never worked out for him. In 2019 Jake was a stand out player for us scoring tries for fun and amassing a load of points, Im confident Jake can re-find the 2019 form as he always plays his best rugby for Whitehaven. He loves the club and he buys into what we are about and trying to do going forward. We as a club are absolutely delighted to have Jake back."