Shenton thanks fans for support so far
Posted: Thursday 13th February 2020 - 3:48 PM
Ahead of Saturday’s match vs Catalans Dragons team captain Michael Shenton would like to thank all the fans who’ve supported him so far in his testimonial year.
Shenton’s testimonial match was played against Toronto Wolfpack back in January and over 3000 fans attended to support their captain.
“It’s quite humbling to get the opportunity to walk out of that tunnel here at the Jungle on match day with your children in your arms for your own testimonial match,” he said.
“The support I received in the build up to the game from a whole hosts of ex-team mates and fans has just been fantastic, and it all makes me even more proud to captain this great club as we get started on our 2020 Betfred Super League campaign.”
Shenton added: “I’ve had lots of support from many fantastic people along the way so far and I can’t thank them enough, I think it’s fair to say us players have it easy when it comes to match day, so I’d like thank all the staff at Castleford Tigers who worked extremely hard to get the game organised, and special mention must go to Paul and the team at CTSC for all the help they’ve given me so far.”
A prize draw was held in the run up to the game and one lucky fan, Vicky, won the shirt off Jesse Sene-Lefao’s back straight after the game. Michael has already donated over £400 from this draw to Castleford Tigers Supporters Club who have continued to support the club since 2004!
Following his testimonial game Michael also auctioned off Paul McShane’s match worn jersey, with the full proceeds being donated to Rob Burrow and Mose Masoe’s fundraising efforts.
Oliver Holmes’ match worn jersey is the latest item currently be available to bid on, you can check out or place a bid on the auction on eBay here, it finished this Friday lunchtime. This shirt can be signed by Oliver or by the whole Castleford Tigers squad for the winning bidder.
The next Michael Shenton Testimonial event coming up will be a corporate golf day taking place on Wednesday 27th May. More details will be confirmed for this event shortly, at this stage if you’d like to express an interest in entering a team please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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