Squad hits new heights with CTSC

Posted: Tuesday 19th February 2019 - 12:55 PM by the Castleford Tigers.

The Castleford Tigers Supporters Club (CTSC) is once again going above and beyond in support of the team this season.

Since being established in 2004, the CTSC has raised well over £80,000 to help support the club with its most recent contribution going to aid the performance department for the start of the 2019 Betfred Super League campaign.

The £3,000 donation has been utilised by the club’s coaching, strength and conditioning, physiotherapy and analysis departments to fund a brand new laptop to help support their GPS programme for the first team squad, as well as a pair of Microsoft Surface Pro tablets to allow full access to the software whilst on the move during training sessions and on a matchday.

The equipment has been put to full use by the squad during the club’s promising start to the new season, which has brought wins over Catalans Dragons and Hull FC in the opening two rounds, with members of the CTSC recently invited down to the Mend-A-Hose Jungle for a demonstration.

Speaking to castlefordtigers.com, CTSC secretary Paul Burns-Williamson said: “We were delighted to invest some of the recent funds into this vital aspect of the club’s performance.

“Whilst the GPS programme has been in use for a number of seasons by the Tigers, and indeed by other clubs, the new laptop and tablets are allowing the coaching staff to take things to the next level for 2019 and maximise the benefits of this software.

“We were given a real insight into just how regularly it is used, not only during matches, but to monitor the plays throughout their training sessions as well. The club’s strength and conditioning coaches provided a lot of detail on its role across the various performance departments and how the equipment has been used in our opening matches this season.

“It’s pleasing once again for the CTSC to make a positive impact on the club, which wouldn’t be possible without the ongoing support of our members.”

To help the CTSC continue to make a difference on and off the field at the Tigers, you can sign up and become a Castleford Tigers Supporters Club member.

Standard memberships costs just £5 for adults or £2.50 for U16s, whilst the new gold memberships are also proving really popular. Priced at £15 for 12 months, they include an exclusive CTSC badge, car sticker and neck warmer.

Gold members also receive discounts at a host of local businesses and retailers, as well as invites to exclusive events throughout the year.

Join online at www.ctsc.org.uk or sign up in person in the Tiger Bar on matchdays at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

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