Danny Orr to leave Tigers at the end of the season
Posted: Thursday 15th October 2020 - 6:00 PM
First Team Assistant Coach Danny Orr will be leaving Castleford Tigers at the end of the 2020 season.
Danny has been a tremendous servant to the club as a player between 1997-2003 and 2011-12 which saw him register over 200 appearances in Cas colours.
From 2013 Orr joined the Tigers’ coaching staff, originally under Ian Millward and had a brief spell as Head Coach prior to the arrival of Daryl Powell. Danny has been an important part of the club’s coaching set-up for seven years and is now looking to pursue new opportunities from 2021.
Announcing his decision, Orr said:
“It’s been a very tough decision to make but one I feel that I have to do at this stage of my coaching career. I would like to thank everyone at the club for the support I’ve received over the years and to wish Powelly and the boys all the best for 2021.
“Finally, I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the Castleford Tigers supporters who have been absolutely awesome with me and my family over the years. Thanks for the memories.”
Head Coach Daryl Powell wishes Danny all the best in his next chapter:
“Danny has been a phenomenal servant for Castleford Tigers as a player and as a coach and has been a massive support to me over the last seven years in my time at the club. Danny will be with us for the remainder of this season and I know he will continue to help drive our standards of performance.
“I respect his decision to want to advance his coaching career as we move into 2021 and I wish him all the best.”
Director of Rugby Jon Wells commented on the news saying:
“Dan and I have been talking about his position and future at the club for a while now and whilst I’m gutted that he’ll be leaving us I understand and respect his decision to do so.
“He has served this club with distinction as both a player and a coach and is one of the best locally-produced talents the club has seen in a long time.
“We have been friends for 25 years, so I know he’s making a change for the right reasons and I wish him all the very best in what comes next.”
Castleford Tigers would like to thank Danny for all his hard work at the club as both as a player and a coach, we wish him well in his future endeavours.
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