Castleford Tigers Supporters Club’s first event of 2016 proved a big success when they hosted a meet the new boys evening.
At a packed WSTS Suite, at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, all the Tigers’ most recent signings were welcomed by the audience with Joel Monaghan, Paul McShane, Ryan Hampshire, Ben Crooks, Gadwin Springer, Greg Minikin and Jy Hitchcox attending.
The first part of the event covered each player’s past career, covering junior rugby and previous clubs. The pre-season was discussed, including the warm weather training in Lanzarote.
Impressions of the club’s training, conditioning and team spirit were rated very high by all the players and all were enjoying the working environment at the Tigers.
After the raffle prizes were drawn it was time for questions from the audience. Subjects covered included season goals, personal fitness, views of playing at the MAH Jungle, team-mates, personal goals for the season, referees and predictions for the season.
A total of £270 was raised on the night and the next CTSC event will be meet the coaches on Tuesday, February 9, which will include a presentation of a donation of money raised by the CTSC members to Daryl Powell.