Mars have supported Castleford RUFC with a donation to help them establish a ladies open age rugby team.
The club made an application to the Mars in the Community programme for assistance with the costs of buying a kit and were delighted to receive £350. Shirts, designed by the ladies themselves, were acquired.
The ladies squad now train every Thursday evening at the club’s Willowbridge Lane headquarters at Whitwood with new players welcome.
Castleford RUFC’s honorary secretary Steve Ball said: “We want to widen the scope of club membership and having a ladies squad who train regularly was a logical extension of the club’s policy.
“We are grateful for the assistance of Mars as the purchase of kit helps to give a new squad an immediate identity and sense of purpose.”
Sam Zubrzycki, Castleford Ladies player-coach said: “My son plays at the club and I wanted to get back to playing rugby. We needed to get interest from other ladies at the club and beyond and we are succeeding.
“We want absolute beginners as well as experienced players to come and join us.”