Blog – 15th April

Welcome to another blog from the team at Pontefract Racecourse.

Every fortnight, someone from the team will share their thoughts for your entertainment (or otherwise!):

  • Managing Director, Norman Gundill with his trusty PA, Caroline who also looks after the hospitality,
  • Accounts Manager, Nicola,
  • Admin manager, Carol,
  • Marketing exec, Alexia, and
  • Chief Operating Officer, Richard.

Castleford Tigers and Pontefract Racecourse announce new partnership.

Castleford Tigers have joined forces with Pontefract Racecourse to cross promote the two different sporting experiences to fans in the area.

Over the coming season, branding for each attraction will be placed on each partner site, highlighting alternative sporting and entertainment opportunities to locals and visitors alike.

As the two biggest sporting venues in the local area, this partnership opens some exciting opportunities for the fans of both sports throughout the season including the Tigers presence at family fun race meets in the summer months.

Richard Hammill, Chief Operating Officer at Pontefract Racecourse who told us: “We’re thrilled to be working in conjunction with Castleford Tigers this season to jointly promote both of our sports to each of our fans. It’s an obvious step for the Racecourse to work alongside our sporting neighbours in Castleford and we’re delighted to partner with the club to deliver top class sporting options for the local area. “

Tigers’ Commercial Director, Laura Kirk commented on the new partnership: “We’re really excited about our new partnership with Pontefract Racecourse. Within less than a four-mile radius, people have two great sporting experiences to enjoy and we’re looking forward to working with the team at the Racecourse this season.  Both Castleford Tigers and Pontefract Racecourse play a huge part in influencing social and economic development in our respective communities. We understand the importance of our venues to the local communities and through working together we can achieve so much more!”