Castleford Tigers, along with their charitable arm, the Tiger Trust,have confirmed that they have established a new association with the Five Towns wheelchair rugby league team.
The Super League Tigers will assist the wheelchair club with media and marketing work, as well as providing logistical assistance.
The Five Towns Tigers wheelchair RL team currently train at New College, Pontefract every Thursday from 7pm to 8pm. They will be playing their games at Knottingley Sports Centre for the new season.
Steve Greatorex, the coach of Five Towns Tigers, is delighted at the link between the clubs.
“This is absolutely fantastic. From day one the Tigers Trust has been really helpful and I know that this will help us to expand our club,” he said.
“Our players are encouraged to involve their friends and families because, unlike some disability sports, wheelchair rugby league is fully inclusive, meaning that the game can be enjoyed by ‘able-bodied’ people as well.
“The association with Castleford Tigers will encourage young wheelchair-users to get involved and this will enable more children to become more independent in an exciting and enjoyable setting.”
Castleford Tigers CEO Steve Gill is pleased that the Tigers Trust can help the wheelchair game in West Yorkshire.
“The Tigers Trust has a long and successful history of managing and delivering a wide range of projects across Castleford and the surrounding Five Towns area,” he said.
“This is a perfect fit and demonstrates Tigers Trust’s wish to branch out and do more in the general community as a whole. We look forward to Five Towns Tigers being in the mix in both their league and cup competitions this season.”