Ferres named Cas chief

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Steve Ferres has been handed the chief executive position at Castleford
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Steve Ferres has been handed the chief executive position at Castleford

Castleford have appointed Steve Ferres as their new chief executive following Saturday's announcement that Richard Wright had stepped down with immediate effect.

Ferres, a boyhood Tigers fan, has had more than 41 years in the professional game as a player, coach and administrator, and previously held the role of chief executive at York City Knights and Wakefield Wildcats.

Club chairman Jack Fulton said: "I am delighted to appoint Steve as our new chief executive. He is extremely passionate about the club and that is a definite positive, however his contacts and vast experience in the game enable me with confidence to say that he is the right man to lead us forward."

Ferres said: "I am delighted to take on this role and thank Jack and the rest of the board of directors for the opportunity.

"I have had a number of different roles within the game over many years, though my affinity and passion for Cas has never waned.

"It has always been a dream of mine to play for Castleford, and that opportunity having passed me by, my professional aspiration has been to lead the club and to drive it forward and I will do my utmost to deliver good times at this club."

Wright, who had been in the post for 15 years, will remain a director of the club. He insisted his resignation was not linked to recent rumours of a takeover and also assured supporters that the development would have no impact on the new stadium project in which he has played a major role.

Fulton added: "As a club, we are currently experiencing an extremely tough time on the pitch and I can assure everyone that the entire club are doing everything we can to address this."

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