In the heart of Yorkshire, Castleford has been a hot-bed of rugby league since the game’s inception. The Castleford Rugby League Club can trace its professional origins to 1926. Their original Wheldon Road ground has been with them throughout this time, and is the home of the club to this day.
They claimed the Yorkshire League trophy in 1932, and Challenge Cup success followed a few years later in 1935. Since then, the club has cemented a reputation as a cornerstone of the code in the UK, and produced many league greats including Keith Hepworth, Malcolm Reilly and club legend Alan Hardisty.
With this, has come a further 3 Challenge Cup successes at Wembley, a Regal Trophy, and runners-up honours in both cup and league.
The club gained the nickname the Tigers just prior to onset of the Super League era , and Castleford became one of the founder members of the northern hemisphere’s premier rugby league competition. The Tigers have proved mercurial in form over the competition’s history, featuring in the playoffs several times. Few moments in the club’s history will be as memorable as the Tigers’ role in the ‘Battle of Belle Vue’ in 2006 as the club were relegated on the final day of the season.
Now, however, Castleford are back with a bang and coach Daryl Powell’s charges are playing some of the most attractive rugby of recent years. MyProtein are hugely proud to be part of the resurgence of ‘Classy Cas’, as the club’s official sports nutrition supplier, helping them to compete in the toughest sport in the world.
Ben Cooper – Castleford RFC, Strength and Conditioning Coach
“We chose Myprotein as it is imperative that our players are getting the best products on the market. We believe we have this in Myprotein. They offer a vast range, ensuring we can service every player’s need at the club throughout each gruelling Super League season.”