Matterson leaving Tigers at end of season

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CASTLEFORD Tigers head coach Terry Matterson (pictured) will leave the club at the end of this season after six years at the helm.

Matterson said: “I think it’s time to move on. I’ve had a fantastic time at Cas and I’m proud of the growth the club has experienced in my time.”

“I’ve overseen the development of some outstanding juniors at Cas and I’m content on leaving the club in good shape.”

The 44 year-old Australian joined the club for the 2006 season. From a relegation team the Tigers have progressed steadily in recent times and are currently in seventh place in Engage Super League.

Tigers chief executive Richard Wright praised Matterson’s contribution to the club.

He said: “Terry has brought a level of professionalism to the club that is required at this level.

“He has guided us to become a competitive force in Super League and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

“Meanwhile, our aims are to secure a home play-off draw and to make the Wembley Cup final.

“We remain are in a position to meet those aims and we will be fully focused on doing so.”

It is anticipated Matterson will return to Australia after the current season with a view to joining the coaching staff of an NRL club.