Why Castleford RUFC
We provide a home for the continual development of all players, both on and off the field.
Founded in 1870, Castleford RUFC is one of Yorkshire’s oldest rugby clubs.
We believe sponsorship of our club will deliver value based on a marketing investment for financial return, CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), or for the love of the club.
Whatever your motivation, find out more below. Thank you for visiting our profile.
Why Sponsor Us
Audience: Castleford RUFC boasts a playing membership of around 200 but an extensive social membership of all ages. Through our extensive in-person marketing footprint we can provide your business with the opportunity to build brand-loyalty within the wider 5 Towns area.
Facilities: Our clubhouse is situated on the very busy A655 main road from Castleford to the M62 at J31, within its own freehold land containing 2 pitches and a training area and has excellent amenities for players, spectators and corporate guests, with dining facilities for up to 100, whilst the ground contains a large stand and capacity for 150 supporters. Any advertisement for your business will gain traction with an audience wider than the club itself. With Castleford RUFC also providing you with business development and employee engagement opportunities through club matches, our hospitality services and use of own facilities.
Digital: Castleford RUFC boasts circa 100,000 media impressions annual across our website https://www.castlefordrufc.com/ and varied social media, providing extensive reach and awareness for any of our partners. We provide integration with these channels and can target specific target audiences based on your objectives.
The club has a flexible approach to sponsorship, with packages to suit all budgets ranging from but are not limited to:
- player or team sponsorship
- logo and link on social media posts and website pages, to an audience of 50,000 annually
- physical advertisement on the club perimeter fence, pitch-side boards, our match day programme and on the TV screens inside the clubhouse, providing exposure to 27,000 individuals annually and building loyalty with our senior playing members, supporters and parents of our junior and girls’, and now ladies’, teams
- opportunities to advertise at club events, to an audience wider than our existing membership base
- captive audience of club members for exclusive business promotions, driving top-line sales
- invitations to club events for board or employee engagement
- CSR Opportunities
Packages can be arranged through negotiation dependent on the level of sponsor commitment, budget and your business objectives.
We are committed to giving you and your company the exposure and promotion you deserve. We recognise that without your valuable support many of our club members would not be able to enjoying their sport at the weekend!
Contact us now to find out more and explore what Castleford RUFC can offer!
Throughout the club, Castleford RUFC 's ideals reflect the RFU’s Core Values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship. We take pride in having multi-generational membership that emphasises how we have the family and the wider community as a bedrock to the club. We know that the club comes across as being warm and friendly, providing good quality sporting opportunities for all.
We run 3 Senior Men's teams, have a promising Junior Section, have run girls’ teams over the past 12 years and now have a Ladies' team - a new team for women aged 18 and over, which will be a fully inclusive team led by the players to train, develop and play games for the new union season beginning in September 2021.
We are a well-respected progressive club with excellent relations and connections with the RFU and the Yorkshire RFU.
All this is underwritten by a diverse sponsor base, at a variety of different levels, which aids the club’s financial stability and adds value to our audience.
Castleford RUFC Community Sports Initiative is a new CIC, formed to build on the success of Castleford RUFC to make a more extensive and positive contribution to the health and well-being of children and in and around the whole of Castleford and surrounding towns.
This will allow Castleford RUFC to firstly become a more integral part of the local community and also a destination venue providing sports and leisure facilities to a much wider audience. Naturally, we want to support our sponsors and build them in to our club on a strategic level, allowing any partner to benefit from our ever-improving facilities, expanding audience and our community involvement.
On the pitch, the club’s ambition is to build on the progression into the new season. We are aiming for promotion from Yorkshire 3 and seek to grow both our players and club. Promotion will subsequently provide our partners with additional exposure through local news outlets and provide greater ROI and awareness through sponsorship of Castleford RUFC.
In the early years after its formation in 1870 the club became one of the outstanding clubs in Yorkshire, providing a substantial number of players into the county side some of whom went on to represent the country. It has had various incarnations and bases over the years but since purchasing the disused premises of the Whitwood Colliery Welfare ground the Willowbridge Lane grounds and clubhouse have been the club’s home since 1974. Major improvements over the years by tireless volunteers have brought about the construction of second pitch, extensive floodlighting and drainage improvements and extensions to the clubhouse with en-suite changing facilities.
The highlight of the club’s history was the victory against Doncaster Phoenix in May 2008 at Twickenham in the RFU Junior Vase. The current junior section has been active since 2004 with many of the players going on to play for the seniors. Since formation in 2008, Castleford RUFC Girls have consistently produced some of the best teams in Yorkshire with a number of players representing county and country and won the U15s RFU National Girls’ Cup in 2015.