Club to hold disability event

Group shot of o2 Summer Touch Rugby at Castleford Rugby Union Club. (P564A328)
Group shot of o2 Summer Touch Rugby at Castleford Rugby Union Club. (P564A328)

Money seized from criminals and given to community groups will help fund a disability sports day this summer.

Castleford Rugby Union Club received £871 from the second annual Cash Giveaway, run by the Express in conjunction with West Yorkshire Police and Community Foundation for Wakefield District, last year.

The club will use the money to hold an inclusion event for people with disabilities and learning difficulties on Sunday, July 6.

The event, organised with Care UK, Wakefield Council, West Yorkshire Sport and Taylor Wimpey, will include rugby sessions for children and adults as well as a tournament.

Steve Ball, club secretary, said: “This grant will really help us to provide an opportunity to show what can be done locally and how sport can inspire people.

“There is a general lack of sports provision for adults and children with disabilities in our area.

“We hope more will participate in our regular inclusive rugby sessions at the club and in local schools.”

With help from the grant the club hopes to become the most inclusive in the area.

Fraser Watson, community inclusion manager at Care UK in Castleford, said: “We are pleased to help with the organisation of the disability sports day as the club and their attitude towards our service users has been second to none.”

For more information, visit the club’s website at