Changes made upstairs at Castleford

Published: 12/03/2018 at 10:27am | Author: Ben Carney | Category: Super League

Steve Gill has today stepped down as CEO at Castleford Tigers with Jon Wells taking up a new role with the club as Director of Rugby.

Gill has worked his way up through the ranks with the Tigers where he started operating the scoreboard on match days, before becoming the club'a head of youth.

Since he was surprisingly announced as the club's Chief Executive in 2013, Gill has helped guide the Tigers into their strongest ever financial position.

Speaking to the club website about his decision, Gill said: "Dear all, as from the 31st May 2018 I will be standing down officially as CEO of the Castleford Tigers.

"It has been a privilege, and an honour to serve the club who I have supported since boyhood, and together we have shared some special moments over the past five years.

"The club itself is possibly in the best position both financially and structurally I have ever known it, and credit must go to everyone involved at the club, for their hard work and commitment in achieving what seemed like the impossible in the early days.

"Between now and the end of May I will be working with the board on the transition of my responsibilities to others. After that I am pleased to be staying on as a director of the club, committed to seeing Castleford Tigers continue to move forward.

"Hopefully I will get around to thank a lot of people for their help in turning the club around, and you, our loyal supporters, for your unwavering support. God bless and take care - Steve Gill."

Adding to this morning's news, Castleford have appointed Sky Sports pundit and former player Jon Wells as the club's new Director of Rugby.

Wells will work with Daryl Powell, Steve Gill and the board of directors in providing a link to identify players and assist with the transition of young players. 

"This is an improving, progressive club with the potential now to establish itself as one of the top clubs in Super League for years to come.

To be asked to help contribute in setting that agenda is both flattering and tremendously exciting.

"It's a really good time to be coming back to the Tigers; great coaching staff, a brilliant and growing fan base, and talented and dedicated players that really do deserve to be competing in and winning the biggest matches in our sport.

"My job is to help provide the environment in which they can do just that."