CTSC make £5000 donation

Posted: Monday 19th February 2018 - 10:54 AM

Last week Castleford Tigers Supporters Club held their popular 'Meet The Coaches' evening here at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle in the Signs and Designs restaurant.

An enjoyable evening was had by everyone as members of the CTSC welcomed along special guests Daryl Powell, Danny Orr, Ryan Sheridan, Matty Crowther and Ben Cooper for their annual Q&A evening.

The evening began with the coaching team reviewing pre-season training and the pre season friendly games. All the coaches agreed that although pre season was shorter than usual it had gone well and the squad had worked hard.

A few players have had minor operations in the off season and the coaches confirmed that they had come through well, Gadwin Springer being the only absent player at the moment. Ryan and Matty told everyone about their World Cup experience they had with the Ireland and the England squads. Daryl then talked about the new signings and how he had signed players with potential and with hard work hoped to see improvement similar to players like Greg Minikin and Mike McMeeken in recent years.

Fitness and skill levels were discussed with Ben and Danny, both were very happy with how the squad is at the moment. After the break it was time for questions from the large audience, topics covered were full back position, Zak Hardaker, the England coaching job, 'A' team rugby, the World Club Challenge, the effect of social media on the coaching staff and players, style of play, opposition teams, assistant coach procedures, and the teams they think will do well in 2018 an our teams goals for 2018.

Daryl asked everyone to have patience, as this season will be a different story, all the coaching staff were very confident with the squad and were looking forward to the rest of the season.

On the night the CTSC made a presentation to Daryl of £5000. The donation will be used for Wire training equipment for the gym and performance and analysis facility for the coaches PCs. Daryl told the audience that the new software would help when reviewing matches and bring a more professional edge to the analysis of individual and team performance.

The latest donation takes the total raised by the CTSC members since 2004 to a fantastic £82,647.58. 

Daryl thanked the members of the CTSC for all the hard work they do fund-raising and support they give to the club. Find out more about Castleford Tigers Supporters Club here.

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