Smiles all around as Castleford Tigers giveaway free kits to school children

In an effort to recognise and reward pupils in the area after a tough year, Castleford Tigers Foundation have been helping to organise the distribution of over 300 Castleford Tigers home shirts to give to deserving pupils in local schools.

Wednesday, 9th December 2020, 12:30 pm
JT, pupils and staff outside Airedale Academy

Schools involved in the giveaway included Castleford Park Junior Academy, Castleford Academy, Airedale Infant School, Aberford Primary School, Swillington Primary School, Kippax Greenfield Primary School, Airedale Junior School, Airedale Academy, Lady Elizabeth Hastings Primary School and Oyster Park Primary School.

Community Director at Castleford Tigers Foundation, Simon Fox, said: “It’s a very difficult time for so many families and young people across the district and has been for many months.

“We wanted to help bring some smiles back and say a big Tigers ‘well done’ to hundreds of deserving children.

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Aberford Primary School pupils dressed in their gifted shirts

“As a club and Foundation, supporting the community in any way we can is hugely important to us and we’ll continue to help those most in need as best we can.”

Pupils at each school were greeted by Tigers’ Mascot, JT, and Foundation staff to receive their shirts in a socially-distanced manner.

The club hopes to see them being worn at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, the Castleford Tigers homeground, as soon as it is safe for crowds to return.

The aim of the giveaway was to reward children and young people across Castleford who have demonstrated improvements in attendance, attainment and acts of kindness.

Lady Elizabeth Hastings Primary School wearing their gifted shirts

As part of the club’s next initiative, the schools will be nominating certain star pupils for individual success and they will then receive the recently unveiled Tigers 2021 home shirt ahead of the new season.

Airedale Juniors representing Castleford Tigers