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Academy Grand Final

Posted: Sunday 3rd September 2017 - 10:01 AM

Castleford Tigers' Academy team will travel to the DW Stadium on Sunday 3 September to face Wigan Warriors in the Under-19s 2017 Academy Grand Final. KO 2:00pm.

Wigan finished top of the Academy league in 2017 so claim the home advantage, with the Tigers finishing the league second in the ladder.

The pair met twice in 2017 with Wigan coming out on top 34-26 at Castleford in April and again at Wigan in May, 40-20.

Speaking on the achievement, Tigers Head of Youth, Pete Riding said: "Our club has received some well-deserved attention over the last week or so for the outstanding achievements at first team level. What many people also don’t realise is the progress we are making below the surface in relation to our youth development and performance. This achievement of making the Academy Grand Final is not only great recognition of the young talent we have in our system, but the outstanding work done by our coaches and support staff,"

Pete added:  "As a club we are now producing players who are being selected at both England Youth and Academy level and have the potential to progress and become first team Super League players. This Grand Final will be another great learning experience for our young players and we go into the game with confidence on the back of an outstanding season. It would be great to see plenty of Castleford fans supporting our boys at the DW Stadium on Sunday afternoon." 

Fans making the journey over can pay on the gate. Entry is £5.00 for adults and £3.00 for concessions on the day.

The Castleford Tigers 19 man squad has now been confirmed:

Callum McLelland
Calum Turner
Dec Sheehan
Harvey Kear
Jack Ray
Jack Render
Jacques O'Neill
Jake Sweeting
Jake Trueman
Jamal Goodall
Joe Summers
Luis Johnson
Luke Million
Nathan Waring
Paddy Burns
Pat Diskin
Robbie Storey
Rory Dixon
Shay North

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