Stadium Information

Tigers Den

The Mend-A-Hose Jungle
Wheldon Road
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,
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
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

Board Member - Martin Jepson


Managing Director - Mark Grattan
General Manager - Richard Pell
Senior Accounts Executive - Dawn Smeaton
Accounts Executive - Tracy Kirk
Media & Marketing Manager - Adam Scotson

Media & Marketing Executive - Harry Render
Ticketing Manager - Mark Gill
Daily Draw Executive - Lucinda Horner
Head of Operations - Chris Powell
Commercial Director - Laura Kirk
Commercial Admin & Events Executive - Elle Hughes
Business Development Executive - Andy Luff
Head Groundsman - Stuart Vause
Stadium Manager - Mark Langshaw
Club Photographer - Simon Hall
Bar Manager - Mark Poppleton

Elite Performance

Head Coach - Craig Lingard

Assistant Coach - Danny McGuire

Assistant Coach - Scott Murrell
Head of Rugby Operations - Danny Wilson
Head of Performance - Adam Whitney
Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach - Martin Clawson

Strength & Conditioning Intern - Brydey Farmer
Head of Medical - Nick Raynor

Sports Scientist - Connor Guerin

Analyst - Harry Haworth

Head Physio - Karl Blenkin

Youth Development

Head of Youth Development - Rob Nickolay

Player Performance Manager - Matty Faulkner
Reserves Head Coach - Scott Murrell
Academy/Reserves Coaches - Chris Spurr
Academy head of physical performance – Nathan Freer 
Academy/Reserves Mental Skills Coaches - Katherine Skelton
Academy/Reserves Diet & Nutrition – Tasha Lobley 

Academy/Reserves Doctors – DR Nick Raynor & DR Sophie England 
Academy/Reserves Physio - Hannah Martin
Academy/Reserves Analysis - Harry Howarth

Scholarship Coaches - Richard Garbett, Chris Cartwright, Danny Lazenby
Scholarship Physio - Lauren Turner

Scholarship Strength & Conditioning Coach – James Metcalfe
Scholarship Diet & Nutrition - Leeds Beckett University
Youth & Junior Welfare - Keith Lambeth, Ash Gibson, Ian Gayles 

Wellbeing & Parent Liaison Manager – Pete Longbottom  
Strength and Conditioning Partners - Leeds Trinity University 
Diet and Nutrition Education Partners - Leeds Beckett University 
Mental Skills Education Providers - Leeds Beckett University 

College Education partners – SCL education 

University Pathway partners – University centre Leeds 


Academy Board 

Independent Chair – Tony Fretwell 

OXEN CEO – Lee Jenkinson  

Director of Rugby – Danny Wilson

Welfare Manager – Richard Pell 

Head of Youth Development – Rob Nickolay 

Tigers Foundation Community Team

Head of Operations - Mat Lancaster
Head of Women’s Rugby and Pathways Manager - Mat Lancaster
Tigresses Coaches - Rob Richardson, Paul Watson 
Tigresses Strength and Conditioning Coach - Tony Giddings
Tigresses Physiotherapist: Janis Dakteris
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


Regal Trophy


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


Super League - League Leaders Shield Winners



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


·        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.


·        Sports Coaching or Physical Education Degree or equivalent.

·        Level 2 Sports Coaching qualification(s).

·        Experience of coaching/teaching primary school activities.

Skills and Knowledge


·        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.


·        An understanding of primary school PE.

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


E-Mail: foundation@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.


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

2024 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

Please come and join us in our 20th year.

£104,500 raised and donated to the Castleford Tigers by the fantastic members of the Castleford Tigers Supporters club since 2004.


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, a new laptop for one of our coaching team, a new playing strip for the college/academy teams and training equipment for all squads. Those are just a few examples of their hard work going towards various areas at the club!

2024 Events

Listed below is a provisional calendar of Supporters Club events.


  • Meet the New Players Night + AGM – Tuesday, January 9th – George V WMC
  • Meet the Coaches – Tuesday, 13th February – The Mend-A-Hose Jungle
  • Meet the Directors – Tuesday, 12th March – The Mend-A-Hose Jungle
  • Race Night – Tuesday, 9th April – George V WMC
  • Heritage Weekend – Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May – Queen’s Mill
  • Youth Department Insight Night – Tuesday, 11th June – The Mend-A-Hose Jungle
  • Meet the Coaches – Tuesday, 9th July – George V WMC
  • CTSC Player of the Year Awards Night – September TBC – Roundhill WMC
  • Meet the Directors - Tuesday 10th September - The Mend-A-Hose Jungle
  • Quiz Night – Tuesday, 26th November – George V WMC
  • Membership Launch - Tuesday 10th December - George V WMC

How to join the CTSC with a 2024 Membership!

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


In-person – In the Legends Lounge before a game, 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 CTSCTreasurer@hotmail.com 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 CTSCTreasurer@hotmail.com 
  • 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

Facebook: Join the conversation on the CTSC's official Facebook group!

Twitter: Follow the CTSC on Twitter!

Want to know more about the CTSC and sponsorship opportunities please contact 

CTSC Secretary, Paul Burns-Williamson at ctscsec@outlook.com