Tigers Supporters Club’s dinner is huge succcess

Former Tigers star Kirk Dixon with Castleford Tigers Supporters Club committee member Christine Taylor.
Former Tigers star Kirk Dixon with Castleford Tigers Supporters Club committee member Christine Taylor.

Castleford Tigers Supporters Club’s annual dinner dance at Castleford’s Magnet Hotel was a big success and raised £490.45.

Special guests at the sell-out event were Kirk Dixon, Michael Shenton, Daryl Powell, Janice Powell and Steve Gill.

The Supporters Club, which reached 305 members this year, has donated over £67,000 to the Tigers since 2004.

After a superb dinner, former Tigers star Kirk Dixon, who retired at the start of the 2015 season, talked about his career at Castleford.

Dixon won many awards at the CTSC player of the year awards night over the years and attended many of their events.

The Supporters Club made a presentation to Dixon in recognition of a great career and wished him well for the future.

Tigers skipper Michael Shenton spoke about the squad for 2016 season and it being very strong, with competition for places in every position.

Head coach Daryl Powell said consistency of performance was the aim. Top four and to win any trophy was the target for 2016. He was happy with the entire club and how it had progressed since 2013.

Tigers chief executive Steve Gill gave an update on the club’s position.

He said Castleford were doing well on season tickets, with 3,050 sold to date, and that the club was in a profitable position.

Before the dinner, silence was observed in memory of Jack and Bridie Fulton, the Tigers chairman and his wife who died recently.

Mr Gill said everyone’s thoughts and prayers were with the Fulton family.

The Supporters Club presented the special guests with a gift for attending and making it a special night.

The event continued with a raffle, auction, Karaoke and dancing until late.

Suppporters Club officials thanked Michelle and the Magnet Hotel staff, everyone who attended and the CTSC committee for all the hard work - Christine Taylor, Ken Harrison, Keith Taylor, Derek Whale, Vicki Ellis and Dave Bowman.

Special thanks also went to Tracey Corbett, Wendy Harrison and DB framing and memorabilia.