Castleford supporters take part in lively RL debate

Guest: Ben Cooper.
Guest: Ben Cooper.

A good attendance greeted the guests as Castleford Tigers Supporters Club held a rugby league debate night at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

A panel made up of Mark Wilson, of Radio Yorkshire, and Talksport; Phil Caplan, Forty–Twenty magazine; and Ben Cooper, Castleford Tigers’ head of strength and conditioning, discussed a variety of subjects with the audience, including a review of the 2016 Super League season, the Super 8s and the grand final.

After a break, the panel moved on to talk about the Four Nations competition, the international game in general, the domestic game, TV coverage, Thursday night games, attendances, A team rugby and dual registration.

Everyone enjoyed an entertaining evening hosted by Richard Stead, of BBC Radio Leeds, and the event raised £91.

It was approved by members that the next CTSC donation would be put towards costs for the club’s pre-season camp at La Santa, in Lanzarote.

Head coach Daryl Powell had told the supporters club last month that a donation to the warm weather camp would help the most, with this being the most important part of the pre-season preparations. This will take the money handed over by the CTSC since 2004 to over £75,000.

Last week’s event also saw the CTSC accept the First Utility player of the month award for September on behalf of winner Denny Solomona.

The supporters’ next event is the 2016 annual dinner dance when 90 years of the Castleford Tigers will be celebrated on Friday, November 18 at Greywood Hall, Altofts Lane, Castleford.

Guests are Alan Hardisty, Daryl Powell, Steve Gill and Michael Shenton. All, including non members, are welcome to attend with tickets £30 from

The presentation of the next CTSC donation to the Tigers will be made and there will be a disco, raffle and auction as well as a three-course carvery (vegetarian option available) and drinks offers.

Start time is 7pm with last orders at 11.45pm.