Stadium Information

Tigers Den

The Mend-A-Hose Jungle
Wheldon Road
Castleford
WF10 2SD

Ticket Office Phone Numbers: 01977 529263 / 01977 529264
Email: info@castigers.com

Commercial Telephone: 01977 529 270
Email: commercial@castigers.com

Carlton Lanes Shopping Centre,
Castleford,
WF10 1AD

Regular Opening Hours
Monday to Saturday - 9am - 5pm
Sunday - Closed
Or visit our online store castlefordtigers.com/shop

Telephone: 01977 529273
Email: customerservices@eliteprosports.co.uk

Ticket Office & Stadium Store

Ticket Office Details

The Mend-A-Hose Jungle
Wheldon Road
Castleford
WF10 2SD

Reception Telephone: 01977 529 264

Regular Opening Hours
Monday to Friday - 9.30am - 4pm
Or visit our online ticket service castlefordtigers.com/tickets

Interactive Map

Board of Directors

Chairman - Ian Fulton 
Club President - Brian Ashworth
Company Secretary - Rob Clarkson
Board Member - Steve Vause
Board Member - Dion Lowe
Board Member - Mark Grattan

Administration

Managing Director - Mark Grattan
General Manager - Richard Pell
Accounts Assistant - Dawn Smeaton
Accounts Assistant - Tracy Kirk
Marketing and Digital Executive - Sam Mills
Marketing and Digital Executive - Adam Scotson
Ticketing Manager - Mark Gill
Daily Draw Manager - Lucinda Horner
Head of Commercial Operations - Chris Powell
Commercial Director - Laura Kirk
Business Development Manager - Michael Kilby-Scott
Commercial Admin & Events Executive - Elle Hughes
Head Groundsman - Stuart Vause
Project Manager - Mark Langshaw
Club Photographer - Melanie Allatt

Elite Performance

Head Coach - Lee Radford
Assistant Coach - Andy Last
Head of Rugby & Development - Danny Wilson
Head of Strength & Conditioning - Adam Whitney
Head of Analysis - Danny Blundell
Head Physiotherapist - Matt Crowther
First Team Physiotherapist - Amy Wesson
Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - Martin Clawson
Sports Scientist - Jordan Fentiman
Club Doctor - Nick Raynor

Youth Development

Head of Youth Development - Rob Nickolay

Education & Pathway Manager - Matty Faulkner
Academy/Reserves Coaches - Chris Spurr, Tom Schofield
Head of Academy/Reserves Strength & Conditioning - Jordan Fentiman
Academy/Reserves Strength & Conditioning Coaches - Cal Towle
Academy/Reserves Mental Skills Coaches - Tansy Tomlinson, Hannah Gildam-Clarke, Katherine Skelton
Academy/Reserves Diet & Nutrition - Leeds Beckett University
Academy/Reserves Physio - Jack Legard
Academy/Reserves Analysis - Harry Howarth
Academy/Reserves Team Manager - Mal West 

Scholarship Coaches - Rob Nickolay, Richard Garbett, Chris Cartwright, Danny Lazenby
Scholarship Strength & Conditioning Coach - Alix Boyes
Scholarship Physio - Daniel Walton
Scholarship Mental Skills - Ben Hughes
Scholarship Diet & Nutrition - Leeds Beckett University
Scholarship Team Manager - Brian Stanley

Head of Talent ID & Recruitment - Steve Copley
Youth & Junior Welfare - Keith Lambeth, Ash Gibson, Ian Gayles 
Strength and Conditioning Partners - Leeds Trinity University 
Diet and Nutrition Education Partners - Leeds Beckett University 
Mental Skills Education Providers - Leeds Beckett University 

Tigers Foundation Community Team

Community Director - Simon Fox
Head of Operations - Mat Lancaster
Head of Women’s Rugby and Pathways Manager - Matty Faulkner
Tigresses Coaches - Rob Richardson, Paul Watson and Chris Smith 
Tigresses Strength and Conditioning Coach - Tony Giddings
Marketing and Digital Executive - Sam Mills
Marketing and Digital Executive - Adam Scotson
Schools Multi-Sport & Dance Manager - Michaela Anderson
Community Development Officer - Laura Carlin
Community Development Officer & PDRL coach - Jamie Beards
LDRL Coaches - Anthony Summerfield and Carl Roberts
Dance Development Officer - Ella Norman
Dance Development Officer - Kayleigh Goddard
Dance Development Officer - Ella Jennings

Club History

Club Honours

Where it began...

Castleford Tigers joined the sport of Rugby League in 1926 having previously been a successful junior club and since 1927 has always played home games at the current stadium on Wheldon Road which has been known as The Mend-A-Hose Jungle since 2014.

The Tigers have grown into one of the most famous Rugby League Clubs in the United Kingdom and has consistently produced players who have achieved worldwide status in the game of Rugby League while playing in the famous black and amber colours. With numerous players featuring at an international level.

As well as a successful team on the field, the off-field operation boasts a proactive and forward-thinking setup which includes the Castleford Tigers Foundation, the community arm of the club which has charitable status.

The region has always and continues to be a rich hub of Rugby League talent, competing at the top level whilst being centre of its local community.

International players from the area include legends such as halfbacks Alan Hardisty & Keith Hepworth, who starred for the club in the 1960's to early 1970's, Malcolm Reilly who made his name at the club before becoming a legend of the game internationally and John Joyner who is the player to have represented the club most with 585 + 28 appearances. In recent years players such as Paul McShane, Niall Evalds and Joe Westerman have featured for the England national side.

Arguably the greatest achievements in Castleford Tigers history, have been four Wembley Challenge Cup victories in 1935, 1969, 1970 & 1986.

2017 was quite a year for the Tigers, finishing the Betfred Super League 10 points clear to lift the League Leaders Shield for the first time in the club's history.

Challenge Cup

1934-35, 1968-69, 1969-70, 1985-86

John Player Trophy

1976-77

Regal Trophy

1993-94

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy

1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1976-77

Yorkshire League Champions

1932-33, 1938-39, 1964-65

Yorkshire Cup

1977-78, 1981-82, 1986-87, 1990-91, 1991-92

National League 1 Grand Final Winners

2005, 2007

National League 1 Champions

2007

Super League - League Leaders Shield Winners

2017

Newsletter


Launched originally back in 2019, the Tiger Talk Newsletter is an exclusive email sent out to supporters and will feature answers to supporter submitted questions from senior figures within the club - both on and off the field.

Tiger Talk Newsletter is available to anybody who signs up online and gets emailed directly to your inbox.

HOW TO SIGN UP AND RECEIVE THE NEWSLETTER?

To sign up to receive Tiger Talk please follow the below steps. If you have previously registered to receive Tiger Talk, there is no need to sign up again as you will automatically receive the latest newsletter each time.

  • Head to www.castlefordtigers.com/register
  • Log in or create an account on the club’s website utilising the pop-up screen. Remember to select the option to receive the newsletter.
  • Head to your email address to verify the sign-up process when prompted. Please check all junk folders if it doesn’t arrive in your inbox.
  • Once you’ve verified your account, you’ll automatically be added to the list to receive Tiger Talk provided you’ve ticked the option to get our newsletter.

HOW TO SUBMIT A QUESTION?

In the weeks leading up to a Tiger Talk Newsletter, the Club will encourage supporters to submit their questions via the website and its social media platforms.

There is no requirement to submit a question in order to receive the newsletter containing the responses to these questions.

To submit a question, supporters will then need to head to the 'My Account' section of the website when they are signed in from the website's main menu.

Select “Tiger Talk” and type in your question - easy!

Please note, supporters will be limited to one question per newsletter.

Vacancies

Castleford Tigers will advertise any employment or voluntary opportunities associated with the Club on this page as and when they are available.
Please see below for further details on any vacancies, if there are none please check back at a later date.

Bar Staff

Castleford Tigers are currently looking for Bar Staff to join our team of matchday and event staff at The Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

Role

Our bar team members are the front line in our bars for our customers, ensuring that everyone has the best experience and customer service. You’ll be an outgoing, warm, and confident individual who is passionate about exceeding guest expectations.

Location

The Mend-A-Hose Jungle, Castleford, WF10 2SD

Principal Responsibilities

  • Responsible for greeting customers and serving drink orders
  • Making recommendations that delight our customers
  • Maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness at all times
  • Working as part of a team to create a friendly atmosphere our customers will love

To be successful, you will have:

  • Energy, passion, and motivation
  • A can-do attitude and ability to multi-task
  • Experience is preferred but most importantly we need you to show us you understand great customer service
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure and work flexible and unsociable hours, including all Home Game fixtures.

How to apply

Please email your CV to rossgrattan@castigers.com.

Contact: Castleford Tigers

Phone: 01977 552 674

E-Mail: rossgrattan@castigers.com

   

Part Time Sports Coach

Castleford Tigers Foundation have an exciting opportunity for a part time sports coach to join their team!

Job Title: Sports Coach

Reports to: Head of Operations

Department: Castleford Tigers Foundation

Salary: Subject to Experience

Contract Type: Part time/Casual

Role Summary

Castleford Tigers Foundation is the Charitable arm of the Castleford Tigers. We are looking for enthusiastic and inspiring individuals with the ability to enthuse others and are committed to delivering high energy, progressive and developmental learning opportunities for children.

You will be joining a group of motivated practitioners dedicated to making all sessions of a high standard and committed to promoting the Castleford Tigers brand, beliefs, and standards.

You will be rewarded with numerous training opportunities, a generous hourly rate plus bonuses for high standards and opportunities to grow within the company into a full-time member of staff if desired.

Hours can vary according to your experience and availability.

Please note that the role is subject to DBS clearance.

Qualifications & Experience

Essential

·        At least 12 months experience of coaching/teaching either primary or secondary school children.

·        Evidence of continued professional development and a Level 1 Coaching Qualification.

Desirable

·        Sports Coaching or Physical Education Degree or equivalent.

·        Level 2 Sports Coaching qualification(s).

·        Experience of coaching/teaching primary school activities.

Skills and Knowledge

Essential

·        Basic knowledge of how to differentiate activities and make them easier or harder for varying abilities.

·        Ability to enthuse and motivate a group of children and provide a safe, fun learning environment.

·        Excellent organisational skills and time keeping.

·        Effective monitoring, evaluation and reviewing of own sessions and ability and learn from previous experience.

·        Passion for working with children.

·        Excellent inter-personal and communication skills to liaise with and build a

·        Rapport with children, parents, school staff.

Desirable

·        An understanding of primary school PE.

To apply please send your CV and any other supporting documents to foundation@castigers.com.

Contact:

E-Mail: foundation@castigers.com

   

Media & Marketing Manager

An exciting opportunity has opened up to lead Castleford Tigers' Media & Marketing department, with a close link to our Commercial Department.

Job Title: Media & Marketing Manager
Hours of Work: 37 hours per week (in addition to matchdays and events where required)
Salary: Negotiable
Location: The Mend-A-Hose Jungle, Wheldon Road, Castleford, WF10 2SD
Reporting to: Commercial Director

Role Summary

The successful applicant will play a key part in the running of Castleford Tigers’ media department, in order to maintain and enhance the strong Tigers brand with an increased focus on digital marketing and developing our external media relationships. The role will require the successful candidate to lead the Media & Marketing department and develop strong relationships with all areas of the club, especially with our Commercial team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Harnessing and developing relationships with the media, including writing, and submitting regular press releases to positively promote the club.
  • Work with club staff to create and deliver a marketing and content plan for the club’s digital output including social media, website, and e-marketing activities.
  • Manage the club’s social media channels including all the Tiger teams, with emphasis on the First Team match day experience for supporters. This role includes providing a 24-hour social media and media contact cover for the club and must be able to deal with sensitive news in a confidential and timely manner.
  • Creatively make content for the club's online channels to help promote the club, fixtures, and events throughout the year – using creativity and flair to create engaging content in both written and video format.
  • Work alongside the club's design agency to constantly deliver original and engaging artwork.
  • Editing and writing content for our monthly magazine ROAR - creating engaging news articles and more specific rugby-related news stories.
  • Working with our commercial team to promote and enhance relationships with the club’s partners including writing partner stories and organising partner media opportunities
  • Line management of two media executives.
  • Liaison with the First Team to fulfil player appearances and requests, as well as working with our official Supporters Club and Fan Steering Group.

Personal Skills

  • Experience in digital marketing, content creation and implementation.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build relationships with media.
  • A driven individual with a desire to achieve and exceed targets.
  • Enthusiastic, punctual and reliable.
  • A clear, polite and professional manner.
  • Approachable and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Willing to go above and beyond.
  • Have a good understanding of professional rugby league.
  • Previous management experience is desirable.
  • Experience in a previous marketing role is desirable.

The role will suit a highly organised person, who can juggle numerous tasks while having the ability to prioritise your workload when other projects come in that need quick attention. Journalistic experience and digital marketing experience would be an advantage. A background in sport or rugby league is desirable.

This is a full-time permanent position, and the successful candidate will be required to work matchdays and events.

 

How to apply

Please email a CV and covering letter to commercial@castigers.com.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 3rd January, interviews will be held the week commencing 9th January.

We will only be contacting candidates who are successful in gaining an interview.

Contact:

Phone: 01977 529 264

E-Mail: commercial@castigers.com

   

Business Development Executive

An exciting opportunity has opened up in Castleford Tigers' Commercial Department.

Job Title: Business Development Executive
Hours of Work: 37 hours per week
Salary: Negotiable
Location: The Mend-A-Hose Jungle, Wheldon Road, Castleford, WF10 2SD
Reporting to: Commercial Director

Role Summary

The successful candidate will generate income for the club by recruiting new partners and ensuring high levels of account management to retain these partners each year. This role will include selling all commercial opportunities available at the club such as match day hospitality, digital advertising and ROAR magazine.

The successful applicant will play a key part in the commercial team in supporting the Commercial Director to grow and enhance the club’s commercial offering across all elements of the business.

The role will also encompass a number of other jobs as suggested by the Commercial Director which will enhance the smooth running of the commercial team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Increase Castleford Tigers income and partner base through recruiting new partners to work with the club
  • Maximising sales of commercial opportunities available to a partner
  • Selling advertising space in ROAR magazine, social media advertising and match day hospitality
  • Understand and promote Castleford Tiger’s partner benefits
  • Account management of Castleford Tiger’s partners to ensure high levels of retention
  • Be proactive in generating appointments/meetings either by referral, networking or telephone
  • Work with colleagues to develop and support partner benefits.
  • Working with the Commercial Executive to deliver admin responsibilities to fulfil partner packages such as contract writing, creating databases and liaising with the accounts team to ensure smooth invoicing and payment.
  • Working with the Commercial Director to drive the commercial offering at the club for partner and sponsors.
  • Working with existing partners and sponsors to nurture and build relationships.
  • Being a key member of our matchday hospitality experience.
  • Promoting the Castleford Tigers brand and ethics.

Key requirements

  • A commercially astute individual with sales experience and a proven track record in delivering quantifiable results with a desire to achieve and exceed targets.
  • You will be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences and sectors.
  • You will have experience of account managing businesses, ideally in a B2B environment
  • Flexibility of hours to suit the workload and working requirements of events (including evenings and weekends).
  • A passion for delivering excellent customer service
  • Approachable and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Experience of working within the sports industry or rugby league is desirable.
  • Full driving licence and own vehicle.

This is a full-time permanent position, and the successful candidate will be required to work matchdays and events.

 

How to apply

Please email a CV, and covering letter to commercial@castigers.com

The closing date for applications is 3rd January, interviews will be held the week commencing 9th January.

We will only be contacting candidates who are successful in gaining an interview.

Contact:

Phone: 01977 529 268

E-Mail: commercial@castigers.com

   

Charity Support & Donations Policy

Making a Donation Request

Donation Request:

Charity Support & Donations Policy

Castleford Tigers RLFC play an active role within the community primarily through our own community foundation, Tigers Trust, the club's registered charitable arm. It has a long and successful history of managing and delivering a wide range of sports and non-sports based initiatives and social inclusion projects in the community. Donations are welcome to help us to carry out this work and Gift Aid can be utilised for UK taxpayers.

We receive a very large number of requests for assistance from many worthy causes, both nationally and locally. We sympathise and realise the fantastic efforts that are put into fundraising. Unfortunately, we are unable to help everyone due to the sheer volume of requests and, as a result, we would like to confirm that our policy for the 2022 season is to concentrate our efforts on assisting the fundraising activities of two charities that are dear to the hearts of many of our fans, namely, The Prince Of Wales Hospice and the Food Bank run by Smawthorne Community Church.

All other requests for donations will be considered on the following basis:

All organisations must be a registered charity or a voluntary or community association or club.

All requests must be made in writing by letter on the organisation's headed stationery to Castleford Tigers RLFC Donation Requests, The Mend-A-Hose Jungle, Wheldon Road, Castleford WF10 2SD  and should confirm the reason for the request and be made in good time for any specified event that the organisation is holding, at least 4 weeks notice is required.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept requests made by phone, text, or email.

We will supply a signed colour photograph of our First Team squad as a donation in all cases, subject to payment of postage and packing if it is to be posted and not collected. If a signed shirt or ball is required then a shirt or ball can be purchased from the club shop in Carlton Lanes and we will then arrange for the items to be signed ready for collection.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to supply any match tickets, cash or sponsorship as a donation.

Policies

Key information about Castleford Tigers' official Club policies can be found on this page.
You can download each via a PDF document below.

2023 Disabled Supporters Information Pack

Our policy and application document for our disabled supporters.

Complaints Procedure

A guide to our complaints procedure & complaints form.

Charter For Action

Our charter for fairness, equality, respect and dignity.

Equity Policy

Ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of our club.

Respect Policy

Castleford Tigers is a family club, which is inclusive, uncompromising and passionate.

Delivery and Returns Policy

Returns, cancellations, damaged items and delivery information.

Daily Draw Policy

Rules for the Tigers Daily Draw

Safeguarding Policy

Castleford Tigers Rugby League Club's Safeguarding Policy

Supporters Club

First established in 2004, Castleford Tigers Supporters Club (CTSC) has had a strong relationship with the Club - raising now over £100,000 in revenue-raising ventures for Castleford Tigers Rugby League Football Club.

The CTSC raise their funds in a number of ways, but one of their key methods has been their yearly membership which provide supporters discounted entry to their exclusive events which are open to all supporters.

Donations do not just go to the First Team, in recent years the Supporters Club has been kind enough to help fund bespoke kits for our Academy, a pre-season camp for the Women's team, extra tackle shields for our LDRL and PDRL squads, and a new laptop for one of our coaching team. Those are just a few examples of their hard work going towards various areas at the club!

CTSC Website

If you would like to sign up with Castleford Tigers Supporters Club, or find out more information head to: http://www.ctsc.org.uk/

2023 Events

Listed below is a provisional calendar of Supporters Club events.

  • Meet the New Players Night + AGM – Tuesday, January 10th – George V WMC
  • Meet the Coaches – Tuesday, 14th February – The Mend-A-Hose Jungle
  • Meet the Directors – Tuesday, 14th March – The Mend-A-Hose Jungle
  • Race Night – Tuesday, 11th April – George V WMC
  • Heritage Weekend – Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May – Queen’s Mill
  • Youth Department Insight Night – Tuesday, 13th June – The Mend-A-Hose Jungle
  • Past Players Night – Tuesday, 11th July – The Mend-A-Hose Jungle
  • CTSC Player of the Year Awards Night – September TBC – Roundhill WMC
  • Quiz Night – Tuesday, 14th November – George V WMC

How to join the CTSC with a 2023 Membership!

For just £10 you can become a member of Castleford Tigers Supporters Club, that money will go towards the CTSC raising £100k for our Club!

In-person – at one of the CTSC events you will be able to sign up and join, or you can join online too.

To join via bank transfer:

  • email treasurer@ctsc2.org.uk with names and addresses of those wishing to join
  • you will receive an email with bank account details together with the amount required and a reference
  • membership cards will be posted Royal Mail 2nd class once payment has been received

To join via PayPal:

  • log in to your PayPal account
  • send to treasurer@ctsc2.org.uk
  • notes – enter names and addresses of members
  • paying for an item or service
  • enter amount – 1 member £12 / 2 members £22 / 3 members £32
  • membership cards will be posted Royal Mail 2nd class

CTSC Social Media