Tigers Buddy Schools

The Tigers ‘Buddy Schools’ programme is open to all Primary and Secondary Schools, working within the Castleford and Five Towns district, cluster groups and cohorts.

Primary Secondary Schools


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Using the school sport premium funds, ‘Buddy Schools’ commit to the Tigers Foundation in exchange for a dedicated School’s Buddy Officer who delivers 70 hours of high quality multi-sport or rugby League focused Physical Education throughout the school year.

Through this scheme the Tigers Foundation offer a programme enhances and develops Physical Education in schools delivering a varied menu of activities that allows children to experience different sports and learn new skills.

Our staff and delivery officers all have a minimum of UKCC Level 2 coaching badges, Level 2 multi-skills and are multi-sport trained.

Additionally they possess a great deal of experience which helps encourage and support the development of all participating children.

Your ‘Tigers Buddy Officer’ will help shape your PE provision to suit the needs of the individuals, the school whilst ensuring impact over time through course content.

Our work has seen proven examples of children improving progress and skills, better attendance, increasing opportunities and activities as well as increasing their physical Literacy and wellbeing.


  • Breakfast, Lunchtime and/or after school clubs
  • Castleford Tigers first team player appearances
  • A personalised ‘Tigers Buddy School’ plaque presented by a Tigers’ player
  • Official club mascot JT appearances
  • Signed merchandise
  • Collapsed curriculum days at The Mend-A-Hose Jungle
  • Access to regional/national RFL competitions
  • Rewards and incentives for the most challenging pupils and those illustrating strong progress



“[Foundation Development Officer] Michaela keeps the children motivated and encourages them to take pride in their achievements. This is so important – particularly at the present time – in the world in which we live. Keeping active and participating in weekly physical education sessions is paramount, not only to improve a child’s overall health and fitness but also in improving mental health and cognitive development!” – Jo Warner, Deputy Head Aberford Primary C of E School