Funeral details of Castleford Tigers chairman Jack Fulton announced

Castleford Tigers fans have left tributes at the ground to chairman Jack Fulton who died at the age of 83.  Pictured Steve Gill, chief executive
Castleford Tigers fans have left tributes at the ground to chairman Jack Fulton who died at the age of 83. Pictured Steve Gill, chief executive

The funeral of former Castleford Tigers chairman Jack Fulton, who died at the age of 83, will take place next week.

Mr Fulton, who suffered from motor neurone disease, founded frozen food company Fultons Foods in 1960 and became chairman at Castleford RLFC in the early 1990s.

He died just a day after plans for the £135m Five Towns Park were given final approval and the club recorded a £445,000 profit for 2014.

His funeral will be held on Monday, October 12 at noon at St Robert’s Catholic Church, Robert Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. A private cremation service will follow.

A wake will then be held at the Pavilion at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

A club spokeswoman said Tigers’ fans are welcome at the church and the Showground.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Motor Neurone Disease Association and St Michael’s Hospice.

Castleford Tigers has set up a Justgiving page in memory of Mr Fulton. For more information or to donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/castlefordtigers