SLIDESHOW: All the fun of the Elite Academy Summer Festival

It was a real day of fun in aid of two good causes when the Elite Rugby Academy held their second summer charity festival at the Castleford Academy sports field.

The academy – run by former Castleford Tigers players turned coaches Danny Orr and Ryan Hudson – held their gala day in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and the childhood muscular dystrophy charity, Joining Jack.

Sonny Hetherington breaks the line in the 4-5 year old Tag Rugby at the Elite Rugby Academy Summer Festival. Picture: MATTHEW MERRICK

Sonny Hetherington breaks the line in the 4-5 year old Tag Rugby at the Elite Rugby Academy Summer Festival. Picture: MATTHEW MERRICK

The day’s activities saw rugby league tournaments for various age groups, appearances from Super League players and entertainment that included music, bouncy castles, a barbecue, raffle with luxury prizes, various stalls and a dunk tank involving Cas Tigers star Kirk Dixon among others.

The event was sponsored by RBK Mechanical.

Here’s a slideshow of pictures capturing the fun of the event. All photographs are by MATTHEW MERRICK.