Tigers Scholars stepping up to Academy

Posted: Wednesday 15th September 2021 - 7:00 AM

Throughout the difficulties of lockdown and the Covid-10 pandemic, these Fords’ youngsters have shown their tremendous commitment to developing not only as rugby league players, but as young men, with the Youth Department continuing to work extremely hard with them.

Castleford Tigers in recent years have had great success with players working within the Academy environment at the club and going on to make their Super League debuts. Players such as Jacques O’Neill, Lewis Peachey, Bailey Hodgson, Brad Graham, Cain Robb, and Sam Hall to name just a few.

Head of Youth Performance at Castleford Tigers Darren Higgins shared his delight about the news and said: “It is with great pleasure that we see these young men progress from the Scholarship programme into the Academy environment.

"Not only have these young players demonstrated their potential on both the training and playing field in recent times, but most importantly they have shown on a consistent basis they have the work ethic, dedication, and resilience required to progress in the game.

“These characteristics are not only a reflection of the type of player we wish to develop here at Castleford Tigers but also their community clubs, from which the players who have joined the Tigers, have played an integral part in their development.”

These players will now transition into the club’s Academy setup and will be eligible to play for the Tigers Under 19’s in 2022.

Listed below are the players, with the community club from where they originally joined Castleford from.

  • Alfie Dean - Lock Lane
  • Elliot Whitaker - Stanningley
  • Freddie Jones - Lock Lane
  • Hugo Nikhita - Doncaster Toll Bar
  • Jack Green - Doncaster Toll Bar
  • Joe Berry - Dewsbury Moore
  • Leyton Davies - Lock Lane
  • Mckenzie Coulson - Fryston Warriors
  • Robert Noble - Normanton Knights
  • Taylor Baddeley - Lock Lane
  • Toby Mallinson - Stanningley
  • Will Charlesworth - Milford Marlins

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