Supporters' Association

Away at Castleford Tigers

History of Fartown.

The earliest record of a football match being played in the Huddersfield area is in 1848, when a team of men from Hepworth took on a team of men from Holmfirth near Whinney Bank in Holmfirth. Hepworth won a ...

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Club Honours

The club's first cup victory was in the 1889-90 season when the Yorkshire Cup was won for the first time.

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Membership

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RFL Benevolent Fund

Support the RFL Benevolent Fund by following this link.

REMEMBER...

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Directions

Road

Wheldon Road, Castleford, WF10 2SD

Leave the M62 at junction 31.
At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A655 sign posted Castleford.
At roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A655
At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A655
At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A655
At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A6032
At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Wheldon Road.

Alternatively: From J32, take the A656 s/p Castleford;
at the roundabout by the WMC, turn left, following the A656
turn right at the mini roundabout by the petrol station, following the brown signs for Castleford
continue down here then fork left at next mini roundabout for the car parks
just after the bridge, Wheldon Road is across the roundabout from the car parks.

Train

Castleford train station is situated a short-distance away from the ground in the town centre. It is situated on both the Sheffield-Leeds line and also Leeds-Knottingley/Goole line. Services are less frequent on a Sunday so be wary of timings. On weekdays, services can be every 30 mins running up until 10:30pm at night. To get to the ground, from the platform walk out the station car park straight ahead on to Powell St. Keep walking straight until you come out on to Carlton St (near USA Nails/Wilkinsons). Turn right on to Carlton St and keep walking straight past Cash Generator and on to the pedestrianised area of Carlton St (you will see likes of Co-op and various banks, Carlton Lanes etc). Keep on this road and head on to Bridge St. Cross over dual carriageway at back of Carlton Lanes car park using crossing. Go left and then turn right on to Wheldon Road. Follow road around until reaching stadium.[**]

Bus:

"Anyone thinking of going on public transport ? A Family day rover costs about £11 and can be used by 2 adults (and up to 3 kids) ...change at Leeds ...and takes about an hour to Cas in total."

Exit bus station on to main road (where all the shops are). Turn right after exiting on to A655 Albion Street. Turn right on to Carlton Lane St (the road next to The Junction public house). Follow road around and instructions above. [**]

Map

Here.

Parking

"The Stadium does have a limited amount of parking on site. For those customers with disabilities, it is probably best to ring the ground ahead to ensure appropriate parking can be arranged. Parking is charged on matchdays." [**]

"Parking is £4. Go past the ground itself and turn right into the training field entrance. They'll take your cash and guide you from there."

"Supporters can park on the side streets near to Wheldon Road on School Lane, Swiss St, New St, Greek St or Princess St. For those who do not mind a walk, some supporters continue past the stadium further up Wheldon Road and park on the side of the road." [**]

"If, however, you would prefer to leave it in a car park, there are plenty of car parks in the town centre, which are a short walking distance from the ground." [**]

Parking is best in one of the council car parks at the top of Wheldon Road, as it gets extremely busy after the game with majority of fans walking back up it.

Giants Meet At:

Giants fans usually meet at either the Glassblower in the town centre or the Boot Room outside the ground.

There is no designated "away end" most fans prefer standing undercover down the side. However, the view not great but it's usually where the noise is! (Princess Street stand) but you can stand or sit anywhere

Good Drinking At:

"Good drinking at the marquee behind the main stand. Pleeeease.. we need your money!"

"Soft drinks generally around £1.00, whereas alcoholic drinks can be £2.00 and above.(Hot drinks cheapest, bottles of pop around £1.50)."[**]

There are numerous bars and pubs in or near to Xscape after coming off at J32 of the M62. If you are looking for a drink nearer to the ground after parking, however, these are a few of the bars to look out for. [**]

Castlefields: Pub is immediately next to Castlefields Car Park.

Boot Room: Pub is opposite the stadium

The Lion: Near to Wesley St car park

The Station: Pub is right next to the Train Station

The Glass Blower (Wetherspoons): Situated on Bank St (near to Wesley St car park). If coming from Carlton Lanes (Bridge St) walk out of car park entrance, turn left on to Carlton Lanes and follow road until coming to cross roads (end of pedestrianised area). Turn right on to Bank St and follow road down. Glass Blower is on your right.

Royal British Legion Club opposite the train station is usually open and can be a good starting point.

Good Food At:

"Good food at the marquee behind the main stand. Pleeeease.. we need your money!"

"Between £1.00 and £4.00, depending on items purchased. Food includes chips, burgers, hotdogs, chocolate bars and there is also a sweetie stall for children." [**]

[**] Many thanks to Under the Posts Blog for this information. More information is available within the blog.

 

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