Mark Burns-Williamson OBE has been a local councillor for 14 years and joins the new position after serving as chairman of the West Yorkshire Police Authority since 2003. The Labour politician lives in Glasshoughton and has been watching matches at Wheldon Road since 1969 when his Dad first took him down to a match as a youngster. As representative for the Castleford Central and Glasshoughton Ward, he has also worked closely with the club to assist on its proposals for a new stadium.
He said, “I am very proud of my Castleford roots and the club has a fantastic community and supporter base that is extremely important to the town and beyond in the wider catchment area.
"There is no doubt we are in difficult economic times, but I believe the club can have a very bright future and that is why I wanted to offer my own personal support by joining the new membership scheme and a long standing season ticket holder of many years. The Tigers have a successful history and I would love to see it return to those glory days....it is a town that is steeped in rugby league through and through.”
Tigers CEO, Steve Ferres added, “It is a privilege to have the support of a man who has contributed so much to the local community. On behalf of the club I would like to thank Mark for his contribution both as a platinum member and through the assistance he has provided in his capacity as councillor.
I hope, like Mark, people of Castleford realise how important the club is to the town and its community by joining us next season.”
Edited by Honor James, 09 January 2013 - 04:44 PM.