Under 19s and Youth Development evening

Tuesday 11th August, WSTS Suite, MAH Jungle.


Special guests Pete Riding,Ryan Sheridan and Tony Smith from the coaching staff. Under 19s players Conor Fitzsimmonds, Tom Holmes, Brandon Westerman and under 16s player Calum McClelland who has just been selected for the England squad to play Wales on August 22nd.


After introductions the coaching staff were asked about, roles within the club, progress of all juniorlevels,recruitment, training routines,education,the use of clubs training and conditioning equipment,match analysis and skill improvement.


Facilities and staffing had improved greatly in the last 2 years and the club is committed to bringing through quality young players. It was also stressed that Daryl Powell and his coaching team have set a programme of development at every level. This standard is set from the first team downwards with the aim of setting a club culture from under 16s and upwards.


After the break it was the players chance to answer questions, for Conor, Brandon and Callum it was the first time they had faced an audience, Tom was with us last year. They were all slightly nervous but they answered the questions very well and they seemed to enjoy the experience.

Some of the questions were,


Which amateur club did you play for?

Biggest influence on career so far?

biggest achievement so far?

Favourite player?

What is the best thing about playing Rugby League?

What are your ambition's in the game?

Favourite ground?

Least favourite ground?

What do you enjoy doing most in training?

What do you hate in training?

Have you any hobbies?

What would you be doing now if you were not involved in Rugby?

Fellow team mates, who is the joker?

Funniest story connected to Rugby?

Any superstitions before a game?

Once again many thanks to Pete, Ryan,Tony, Conor, Brandon,Tom and Callum for attending,to everyone

who attended in the audience, we made £60 on the night.

Our next is event is the Heritage day on Tuesday 8th September, Castleford Tigers Trust, Tiger Bar 5.30

– 7.30pm, CTSC event, WSTS Suite, 7.45pm start, everyone welcome to both events.

Loading Conversation