Tigers target women’s record

Posted: Wednesday 19th June 2019 - 1:58 PM

The fixture takes place at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle this Sunday, kick-off 2pm, with all Tigers supporters encouraged to come down and cheer the team onto a potential semi-final, as well as helping to beat the current record crowd of 1,200 for a women’s game in the UK.

A crowd of over 2,000 could even be on the cards at The Jungle, with the Castleford Tigers Community Trust lending its support by covering the cost of tickets for local community clubs and girls’ teams.

As well as giving under-16s across the Five Towns area the opportunity to watch the game for free, the gesture from the Trust comes as part of plans to increase participation amongst local girls clubs, with the associated cost of all junior tickets proceeds from Sunday’s game to be reinvested back into the women’s game.

This comes in addition to exciting new plans which will be revealed in the near future that will see the Tigers become the first club in the UK with an established and clearly defined pathway for young women from under-12s through to Betfred Super League level.

Community Director Simon Fox said: “Developing the girls and women’s game is a key strategy for the Trust and club. To help expand those already strong foundations, as a Trust we want to support further by donating all junior ticket proceeds back into girls’ development work from the quarter final game.

“To be at a stage where we could attract a global club record crowd for the women’s game is significant and we want to evolve that ever growing pool of talent and be a market leader in female sport.”  

As well as booking their place in this Sunday’s Coral Challenge Cup quarter final, the Tigers Women’s side remain unbeaten in the league and sit top of the table after an impressive season to date.

Tigers Women’s coach Lindsay Anfield said: “I am delighted Castleford Tigers Trust are now fully supportive of the girls and women's game. The Trust shares our vision that as a club we aim to be ground-breaking in all areas on and off the pitch.

“We will be working closely together to ensure there is a clear performance pathway for the girls of Castleford and the surrounding area, to progress from U12 level right through to the open age women's Super League team, providing sustainability and opportunity for female rugby in Castleford.

“This pathway which will be announced for girls will be revolutionary for our sport and I am excited to see the talent coming through over the next few years.”

Tickets for this Sunday’s cup clash between Castleford Tigers Women and Bradford Bulls are available in both club retail stores now and online at www.castlefordtigers.com/tickets and are priced at £3 adults and £1 concessions.

All juniors aged under-16 can enter the ground for FREE on the day, with the Trust to donate the equivalent value of these tickets towards women's rugby league.

Supporters on the day are asked to use the turnstiles as follows:

Turnstile 15: Cash paying concessions and free junior tickets.
Turnstile 16: Cash paying adults and free juniors.
Turnstile 17: Season ticket holders, advance tickets and free juniors.


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