Stadium Information

Tigers Den

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

Reception Telephone: 01977 552 674
Email: info@castigers.com

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

Carlton Lanes Shopping Centre,
Castleford,
WF10 1AD

Opening Hours
Monday to Saturday - 9am–5pm - Sunday - 10am-4pm
Or visit our online store castlefordtigers.com/shop

Telephone: 01977 552 499
Email: customerservices@eliteprosports.co.uk

Ticket Office

Sports Superstore

Ticket Office Details

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

Reception Telephone: 01977 529 264

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday - 9.30am–4pm
Or visit our online ticket service https://tigers.mysportstickets.co.uk/

Castleford Tigers Sports Superstore

Xscape Yorkshire
Colorado Way
Castleford
WF10 4TA

Opening Hours
Tuesday to Saturday - 10am–5.30pm - Sunday - Closed
Or visit our online store castlefordtigers.com/shop

Telephone: 01977 284760
Email: customerservices@eliteprosports.co.uk

You'll find the Castleford Tigers Sports Superstore on the downstairs mall in Xscape, just past Starbucks.

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 - John Duff
Board Member - Mark Grattan

Administration

Managing Director - Mark Grattan
General Manager - Richard Pell
Accounts Manager - Helen Marshment
Accounts Assistant - Dawn Smeaton
Media & Marketing Manager - Tom Maguire
Marketing and Digital Executive - Sam Mills
Marketing and Digital Executive - Charles Summerfield
Tigers Daily Draw Administrator - Pauline Rhodes
Ticketing Manager - Mark Gill
Head of Commercial Operations - Chris Powell
Head of Commercial Partnerships - Craig Jeffels
Commercial Assistant - Nigel Riley
Project Manager - Mark Langshaw
Head Groundsman - Stuart Vause
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
Club Doctor - Nick Raynor

Youth Development

 

Head of Youth Performance - Darren Higgins

Education & Pathway Manager: Rob Nickolay
Academy/Reserves Coaches: Tony Smith, Tom Schofield, Chris Spurr
Academy/Reserves Strength & Conditioning: Jordan Fentiman, Cal Towley, Craig Bowers 
Academy/Reserves Mental Skills Coaches: Tansy Tomlinson, Hannah Gildam-Clarke, Katherine Skelton
Academy/Reserves Diet & Nutrition: Chloe Pinder, Beth Vickers, Jack Gerard, James Stanbury
Academy/Reserves Physio: Jack Legard
Academy/Reserves Analysis: Liam Tunningley
Academy/Reserves Team Manager: Mal West 

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

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 Accounts - Elle Hughes
Education & Pathway Manager - Rob Nickolay
Marketing and Digital Executive - Sam Mills
Marketing and Digital Executive - Charles Summerfield
Community Dance Development Officer - Michaela Anderson
Community Development Officer - Laura Carlin
Dance Development Support Officer - Helen Wright

Club History

Club Honours

Where it began...

Castleford Tigers joined the 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. 32 players have become Great Britain Internationals and 29 have played for England, plus numerous other representing county and other international countries.

As well as a successful team on the field, the off-field operation boasts a pro-active and forward thinking set up which includes the Tigers Trust, the community arm of the club which has charitable status.

The region has always been, and continues to be a rich nursery 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 half backs 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. Most recently current Tigers stars Luke Gale and Mike McMeeken have represented England in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

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 clubs 91 year 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

The Five Towns Park Plan

Lateral Property Group would like to deliver a new sports, leisure, country park and retail development for the Five Towns community. This will be on a site directly to the north east of Junction 32 of the M62 at Glasshoughton. The development will include:

  • A new 10,000 capacity community stadium for Castleford Tigers paid for by the retail development.
  • A country park with new wetlands and woodlands to be owned and run by the Land Trust.
  • A food store and petrol filling station. Further retail units suitable for major national retailers and smaller catering units.
  • 1,800 retail parking spaces plus 666 dedicated parking spaces for the new stadium.
  • Substantial highways improvements that will create a new entrance to Castleford.
  • Major economic benefits from a £135 million total investment which will create around 2,000 new jobs at the site.

The proposals provide the opportunity to significantly improve transport links in, around and through the area forging connections to and from Castleford town centre and to the south towards Pontefract, connecting into the Prince of Wales former colliery site and Pontefract Park and Racecourse.

Local planning permisson was granted on the 19th February 2015. Full planning permission was confirmed on Monday 28th September 2015. Click here for details.

Latest update Friday 16th February 2018:

   Tigers Fans! Please see below an announcement from Lateral Property Group regarding the proposed new stadium and accompanying retail development.

Hello Axiom!

We would like to thank everyone for their support for Five Towns Park. The Five Towns Park development is now known as Axiom but the development fundamentals are still the same including the new Community Stadium for Castleford Tigers. The Axiom website is now live with full project information including our retail marketing video which you should find of interest www.axiomyorkshire.co.uk.

You will see coverage of Axiom in local, regional and national media over the coming days and weeks with further announcements to follow. Please now follow axiomyorkshire2021 on Facebook and @axiomyorkshire on Instagram for further updates as we will be removing the Five Towns Park sites on Monday 19 February.

Many thanks again for your support to date and keep believing. We are making significant progress.   

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.

Talent Identification Opportunities

Castleford Tigers are looking to appoint a small number of dynamic and committed Talent Identification Scouts to work within the club's Youth Development Department.

NOTES FOR CANDIDATES

The main purpose of the role for this small number of Talent Identification Scouts is to identify athletes with the potential to progress up the Rugby League player pathway to international and Super League standards.

You will have a background in either Rugby League coaching or talent identification. In addition, you will also have a good knowledge and understanding of the pre-requisites for elite performance in rugby league. Candidates will also need to be organised and effective communicators in the assessment, recording, and reporting of prospective players. You will be required to interact with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders including coaches, team managers, teachers. The successful candidates will be provided with information and training on the RFL rules on Talent Identification, dates of key windows for identifying players, and the philosophy behind Castleford Tigers recruitment. This role will be subject to a DBS check.

Candidates are welcome from across the Yorkshire region and are asked to acknowledge which of the following environments they are able to observe on a weekly basis.

Yorkshire Juniors Rugby League fixtures – Saturday and/or Sunday mornings 

  • National Conference fixtures – Saturday afternoons
  • Yorkshire men’s and Pennine fixtures – Saturday afternoons
  • Junior Rugby Union fixtures – Saturday and or Sunday mornings
  • School Rugby League and other sports – midweek

HOW TO APPLY & DEADLINE

To apply please submit a cover letter and a CV by emailing darrenhiggins@castigers.com

Contact: Darren Higgins

E-Mail: darrenhiggins@castigers.com

   

Women’s Head Coach

As part of the club’s elite growth strategy, an exciting opportunity has opened up at Castleford Tigers related to working with the club’s talented Women’s Team!

Castleford Tigers Women compete in the Betfred Women’s Super League (BWSL), being first established in 2016, and are widely recognized as one of the game’s leading Founder clubs with appearances in four finals as well as winning the League Leader’s Shield in 2019.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Produce a programme for elite women rugby league players.
  • Be responsible for the selection of the Castleford Tigers Women Squad.
  • Lead the coaching team and drive the development of both individuals and the team through outstanding coaching practice.
  • Work with Castleford Tigers Foundation to promote and grow multiple player pathways and create a larger playing pool of high-quality female players.
  • Lead on the culture and standards identified within the club’s cultural footprint.
  • Work in conjunction with the Strength and Conditioning coach with long-term athletic and physical performance in mind.
  • Liaise with the Castleford Tigers Foundation to ensure the programme is run in accordance with the needs of the competition and RFL Operational rules.

To be successful, you will need to have:

  • A minimum of UKCC Level 3 Coaching qualification (or working towards).
  • Appropriate Head Coach or Assistant Coach experience with accompanying knowledge and specialist skills.
  • Credible, within a rugby league environment with players, coaches, and key stakeholders.
  • Proven track record of managing (and improving) high-performing athletes.
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary performance team, including human performance, medical, nutrition, and performance analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills in all forms.
  • Good knowledge of the female game.

The appointment will be made subject to a suitable enhanced DBS check.

How to apply

To apply or request further information email Simon Fox, Community Director simonfox@castigers.com.

Please provide a covering letter and appropriate rugby league or coaching-related CV.

Deadline

The deadline for applications will be Monday, 25th October 2021.

Contact: Simon Fox

E-Mail: simonfox@castigers.com

   

Head of Fan Experience

As part of our expansion plans, we are looking to recruit a Head of Fan Experience to help us deliver a first-class match day experience at the Mend A Hose Jungle.

Role Summary

The role will encompass building the profile of the Club by looking for ways to improve the fan experience both on and away from matchdays.

The successful candidate will be expected to grow the number of memberships, market and enhance the overall matchday experience and be comfortable analysing data.

You will have the opportunity to work closely with the First Team on community appearances, as well as ensuring the Club has strong relations with Castleford Tigers’ Supporters Club and the Fans Steering Group.

Key Responsibilities

·       Booking acts and entertainers for matchdays and events.

·       Organising street food and onsite catering.

·       Networking with new and existing clients, partners and customers.

·       Liaise with the Ticketing and Ambassador teams to ensure that the matchday and membership targets are exceeded.

·       Supporting the Marketing and Media team on the membership and matchday experience plan.

·       Helping other departments to organise and expand the non-game day events.

·       Working alongside Castleford Tigers’ Foundation and Community team on how to engage with the wider community.

·       Lead engaging customer service and fan-focused experiences in the matchday fan zone.

Personal Skills

·       A passion for customer service and willing to go above and beyond.  

·       Strong verbal communication skills and ability to work across different departments.

·       Punctual and reliable.

·       A clear, polite and professional manner.

·       Honest, hardworking and a can-do attitude.

·       Approachable and ability to work as part of a team.

·       Creative and computer literate.

·       Be able to demonstrate a record of managing and influencing a diverse number of stakeholders at different levels.

 

The role 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, covering letter and salary expectations to info@castigers.com, subjecting the email ‘Head of Fan Experience’.

Deadline

The deadline for applications will be Friday 12th November 2021. 

Contact:

E-Mail: info@castigers.com

   

Commercial Sales Executive

Role Summary

The successful applicant will build long standing relationships with the Club’s existing partners and ensure all rights are fulfilled as well as sourcing new commercial partners both locally and nationally.

The role will require prospecting new corporate hospitality sales and organising commercial events with the assistance from the Head of Partnerships. Alternatively, you will be responsible for using various social media platforms to promote Castleford Tigers and our Partners.

Other roles may include attending local networking events and organising all commercial player appearances.

Key Responsibilities

·       Creating leads through to close of sale and managing your own portfolio of partners.

·       Face to face meetings with clients.

·       Organising venues, events and player appearances.

·       Nurturing clients and building relationships.

·       Contract writing and creating databases.

·       Creating proposals for potential new partners.

·       Promoting the Castleford Tigers brand and ethics.

·       Enhancing our partners’ commercial experience.

·       Invoicing through Sage and raising Sales Orders.

·       Creating and discussing exciting commercial content to promote our partners.

·       Being a key member of our matchday hospitality experience.

Personal Skills

·       The candidate must have previous experience in commercial sales.

·       A passion for sales and exceeding 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.

·       Creative and computer literate.

·       Honest and hardworking.

 

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

To Apply

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

Deadline

The deadline for applications will be Friday 12th November 2021. 

Contact: Craig Jeffels

E-Mail: commercial@castigers.com

   

Accounts Assistant

We are looking for an Accounts Assistant to work 2 days a week including matchdays in a busy accounting office.

Role Summary

The role will require general accounting and office duties including cash handling, invoicing and data input. The successful candidate will further monitor direct debits and the purchase ledger.

Personal Skills

·       Enthusiastic and reliable.

·       Ability to work as part of a team.

·       Willing to go above and beyond.

 

To Apply

Please email a CV and covering letter to info@castigers.com, subjecting the email ‘Accounts Assistant’.

Deadline

The deadline for applications will be Friday 12th November 2021. 

Contact:

E-Mail: info@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 2021 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 2018 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.

2022 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

Supporters Club


First established in 2004, Castleford Tigers Supporters Club (CTSC) has had a strong relationship with the Club itself for over 17 years - raising nearly £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 provided supporters discounted entry to their exclusive events.

Donations do not just go to the First Team, in recent years the Supporters Club has been kind enough to help fund 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 only three 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/

2022 Events

A full list of the CTSC's exciting event calendar will be confirmed in due course.

2022 Memberships

Membership details to join Castleford Tigers Supporters Club for 2022 will be confirmed in due course.

CTSC Social Media