Jon Wells: Castleford staff working tirelessly to ensure club survives

Drew Darbyshire

Castleford’s staff are working tirelessly to make sure there is a club to support once the coronavirus crisis is over, according to director of rugby Jon Wells.

The Super League season has been suspended since March 16, with a return date yet to be announed.

Wells admits it is an immensely challenging time for the Tigers and the sport in general – but has faith they will come out of the pandemic on the other side.

In the club’s magazine ROAR, Wells said: “If we look specifically at rugby league, then naturally there are plenty of questions and not many answers at the moment.

“What we do know is that we won’t be resuming the season any time soon – best guesses at the moment point to the end of June or early July.

“Obviously this poses huge issues for the whole game and I have heard plenty of ideas concerning the condensing of the season in order to retain some credibility to SLXXV.

“There are questions too about the future of our club and the game in general. The “top office” personnel here are working tirelessly to try and ensure there is a Castleford Tigers for you to support when this is all over – this is our greatest challenge but we are a strong unit here so I have faith.”

Wells has urged the people of Castleford to continue supporting the club in this stressful time.

He added: “Finally, and most important of all, is the health and wellbeing of our town, our community and the link between us. I’ve said this before but it seems to carry greater weight at this time.

“The club is central to this town, the pulse, the heartbeat for many; but the same is also true. The town, and its health and wellbeing and togetherness is essential to the survival of this club.

“So, despite our short-term limitations, let’s keep one another in our thoughts – and when this is all over, letss celebrate like we haven’t done before!”

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