Castleford Tigers get ready to walk it

Castleford Tigers' walk rugby taster session, which proved a success.
Castleford Tigers' walk rugby taster session, which proved a success.

Castleford Tigers have launched a new health and well being project aimed at men and women over 50.

Walk Rugby is a non-contact game which is particularly easy to play, requiring no prior knowledge or experience and Cas are now looking for participants to join their ‘Walk Rugby: Try It With The Tigers’ programme.

It is set to start tonight, from 7-8pm, and will run weekly on Tuesday nights from 7-8pm indoors at the NEW College sports hall.

Tigers Trust, the charitable arm of Castleford Tigers, are running the programme in association with Age UK Wakefield District. Thanks to this new partnership participants can focus on increasing activity levels, developing and maintaining stamina, strength, flexibility and balance while at walking pace.

Walk rugby can help people manage high blood pressure and alleviate discomfort from stiffness, stimulate a poor appetite and also maintain a healthy weight.

It is aimed at over 50s who might want to exercise in a sociable environment rather than visit a gym.

Walk Rugby was a great success on the Tigers’ recent men’s weight management project and a taster session at NEW College went well.

Sessions are just £3 each and for more details or to enrol on the programme, contact Steve Ball via email at steveball@castigers.com or ring 07707927090.