Tigers appoint Wells

Posted: Monday 12th March 2018 - 9:11 AM

Jon will work alongside Daryl Powell, Steve Gill and the board of directors at Castleford Tigers looking after football matters from the boot room right up to the boardroom, providing a vital link to identify players and assist with the transition of young players through the system.

Wells made over 250 Super League appearances during his playing career as an experienced winger who started his career at Castleford Tigers before enjoying spells with Wakefield and London. For the past seven years he’s become a familiar face on our TV screens as part of the Sky Sports rugby league presenting team. The Kippax born ex Castleford player also has a degree in law and a masters degree under his belt.

Speaking today Jon Wells said: "This is an improving, progressive club with the potential now to establish itself as one of the top clubs in Super League for years to come. To be asked to help contribute in setting that agenda is both flattering and tremendously exciting.

"It's a really good time to be coming back to the Tigers; great coaching staff, a brilliant and growing fan base, and talented and dedicated players that really do deserve to be competing in and winning the biggest matches in our sport.

"My job is to help provide the environment in which they can do just that."

Castleford Tigers club chairman Ian Fulton said: “We are delighted to welcome Jon to the club in the new role of Director of Rugby. Jon’s knowledge of rugby league and passion for Castleford Tigers is invigorating and we are sure he’ll be a great fit in this new role. This will allow Daryl and Mark to concentrate on their day to day roles with Jon providing the perfect link between both departments.”

Alongside the appointment of Jon Wells to the role of Director of Rugby, Commercial Director Mark Grattan will now become the clubs Managing Director to formalise the structure of the senior management team.

Castleford Tigers Supporters Club members will have the opportunity to ‘Meet The Directors’ for an informal Q&A evening here at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Tuesday evening. Click here for more details about the event.

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