What a fantastic start to the season for the Tigers - six wins from seven in the First Utility Super League combined with a Tetley's Challenge Cup win over Batley has really created a feel good factor around the club.
It is not only the team who are flying high - ‘The Beast' made its debut in the first home game against Catalan Dragons (no, not Justin Carney). ‘The Beast' in question being the enormous black, amber and white flag which was rolled out (literally) over Cas fans in the Wheldon Road End.
It has been amazing to see it follow Cas fans around the country since then, but now we want you to contribute with one of your own. You can now buy a ‘mini beast' flag ahead of the St Helens game, available at the stadium shop and retail van at The Mend-A-Hose Jungle at the game for just £5.
The Beast was the brain child of fellow TT members Adam Price and Oliver 'Big Fish' Wilby, who together with other members of the Tigers Barmy Army, came up with the idea of bringing a very large splash of colour to the WRE, to create something special for the fans, by the fans. What's more, they funded it from their own pocket.
We want to create a sea of black and amber which helps to add colour and atmosphere to what is already turning out to be the most exciting season for the Tigers in many years. The stadium was positively bouncing against Wigan and Hull FC, and the atmosphere at the end of the game will be remembered for a long time to come.
TT are planning more events for fans in the coming months, with funds continuing to go back into the club to help with important off field projects within the club and the wider community, eg the new Castleford Tigers logo outside the WRE, which was funded by the TT group.
A big thank you to everyone who continues to support our fund raising evenings and events, we could not do it without the fans.
Steve Price, Tigers Together
Below, photo of The Beast flag at in the Wheldon Road End, courtesy of Melanie Allatt.
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