Match day rewind | Knights v Esher November 2010

This seventy-two point thriller was a fixture to remember from November 2010.

Knights | 15 Steve McColl, 14 Dougie Flockhart, 13 Chris Briers, 12 PJ Gidlow, 11 Matt Williams, 10 Tristan Roberts, 9 Chris Hallam, 1 Dan Frazier, 2 Steve Lawrie, 3 Michael Cusack, 4 Glen Kenworfthy, 5 Dom Parsons, 6 Andy Boyde, 7 Neil Cochrane, 8 Ed Jackson
Replacements | 16 Lewis Thiede, 17 Steve Boden, 18 Matt Challinor, 19 Brett Davey, 20 Peter Jericevich, 21 Zack Farivarz, 22 Ollie Goss
Esher | 15 Ross Chisholm, 14 Sam Smith, 13 Phil MacKenzie, 12 Aaron Cruickshank, 11 Gerrard Mullen, 10 Michael Whitehead, 9 Andrew Garner, 1 David Millard, 2 Kevin Corrigan, 3 Ricky Nesbitt, 4 Karl Rudzki, 5 Mike Blackburn, 6 Luke Wallace, 7 Sam Stitcher, 8 Chris Yorke
Replacements | 16 Tim Tunnicliffe, 17 James Waterhouse, 18 Shaun Renwick, 19 Alex Walker, 20 David Sleman, 21 Sam Alph, 22 Nick Losardo

Castle Park collections this weekend.  

We are delighted to be expanding the Castle Park food collection range this weekend following the fantastic demand since launching three weeks ago. 

This Saturday (October 31st) our Cow Pie offering will be complimented with the option of a homemade takeaway Chicken Balti with basmati rice & naan bread.

Then, on Sunday, our Sunday lunch collection service begins with Janet and the team cooking up a traditional  roast dinner to collect & enjoy from the comfort of your own home. 

Booking for all options can be made by emailing mcasey@castle-park.co.ukor calling 01302 831388 before 4pm on Friday October 30th.

All payments can be made (card only) on collection from Castle Park reception between 12:00-14:00 on Saturday or 12:00-15:00 on Sunday.

Menu | Saturday October 31st 

  • 1 X Portion Famous Cow pie & Mushy Peas or Homemade Chicken Balti with basmati rice & naan bread. -£6.50
  • MEAL  DEAL 1 |1 X Portion Famous Cow pie & Mushy Peas or Homemade Chicken Balti with basmati rice & naan bread with a BOTTLE OF BEER £8.00
  • MEAL DEAL 2 | 2 X Portion Famous Cow pie & Mushy Peas  or Homemade Chicken Balti with basmati rice & naan bread with x 3 BOTTLES OF BEER. £15:00
  • Portion of Chips £1.50
  • Sections of bottled beers; corona, Budweiser, Kopparberg mixed fruit, Kopparberg strawberry & lime (£2 EACH)

Sunday | November 1st.

  • Roast Beef or Roast Pork ( vegetarian available on request), Yorkshire pudding & stuffing, served with roast potatoes, creamed potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables & gravy – £8.50
  • MEAL DEAL !!!! X1- Roast Beef or Roast Pork ( vegetarian available on request), Yorkshire pudding & stuffing, served with roast potatoes, creamed potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables & gravy PLUS A BOTTLE OF HOUSE WINE £14.95
  • MEAL DEAL !!! X 2 -Roast Beef or Roast Pork ( vegetarian available on request), Yorkshire pudding & stuffing, served with roast potatoes, creamed potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables & gravy PLUS A BOTTLE OF HOUSE WINE £22.00
  • Homemade apple crumble and custard- £3.50

ADDITIONAL WINE £7.50 PER BOTTLE

Can’t work from home? We have boxes available for hire.

If you are struggling to for office space or simply no longer wish to work from home our eight executive boxes are available for hire for individual use.

Our boxes are available for use between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday from just £20 for a half day or £30 for a full day.

The cost includes a working lunch, tea & coffee, free parking, wi-fi & power sockets in a sanitised and disinfected private box.

Castle Park has ‘Good to Go’ venue certification from Visit Britain, meaning that we have implemented the Government’s Covid-19 reopening guidance and understood Public Health England advice. It means we’ve also carried out a Covid-19 risk assessment and that we are always alerted to any change in advice so we can change our processes accordingly.

To book or for more info call 01302 831388 or email ehughes@castle-park.co.uk.

 

Match day rewind | Knights vs Newbury.

We continue our match day rewind series deep into October with the latest throwback clash coming against Newbury from March 2009.

The Blues 1st XV now operate in the South West One East but enjoyed four seasons in the second flight between 2005 and 2009.

Knights XV | 15 Anthony Carter, 14 Wes Davies, 13 Bevon Armitage, 12 Hudson Tonga’uiha, 11 Andy Wright, 10 Jamie Lennard, 9 Matt D’Arcy, 1 Tom Davies, 2 Steve Boden, 3 Michael Cusack, 4 Dan Smith, 5 Glen Kenworthy, 6 Josh Afu, 7 Neil Cochrane, 8 Chris Planchant

Replacements | 16 Simon Grainger, 17 Adam Kettle, 18 Richard List, 19 Toma Toke, 20 Chris Hallam, 21 Ali Warnock, 22 Ollie Goss
Newbury XV | 15 Johnny Hilton, 14 Chas Perry, 13 Marc Sweeney, 12 Nick Scott, 11 Rhys Crane, 10 Gareth Griffiths, 9 Ben Stevenson, 1 Joe Clark, 2 Paul Fincken, 3 Harry Pendleton. 4 Ian Ashcroft Leigh, 5 Brad Mockford, 6 Ross Noonan, 7 Sean Fox, 8 Scott Witcombe
Replacements | 16 Rob Green, 17 Callum McGregor, 18 Jack Bengal, 19 Chris Rodgers, 20 Tom Kessell, 21 Martin Nutt, 22 Andrew Henderson

Cow Pie & a Pint takeaway service | October 24th

Following last Saturday’s success we are continuing our Cow Pie collection service this Saturday, October 24th. 

Having sold out last weekend our signature dish is available to order in takeaway form again this Saturday, accompanied by a pint (or two) to wash it down.

Order your portion(s) before 4pm on Friday (October 23rd) by calling 01302 831388 or emailing mcasey@castle-park.co.uk and collect from Castle Park reception between 12:00-14:00 on Saturday.

Payments are made on collection and we will be accepting card payments only.

All pints will be freshly poured and sealed in our specially ordered beer cartons, the cartons have a fold-over flap that is clipped in place to ensure total hygiene and represent the perfect way to transport your beer home.

  • 1 X PORTION FAMOUS COW PIE & MUSHY PEAS-£6.50
  • 1 X PORTION FAMOUS COW PIE & MUSHY PEAS -PINT OF BEER OR CUP WINE £10.00
  • 2 X PORTIONS FAMOUS COW PIE & MUSY PEAS-2 PINTS BEER OR 2 CUP WINES £15.00
  • PORTION OF CHIPS £1.50
  • Sections of draught beers, Guinness/Carlsberg/Tetley Smooth/ Summersby Cider. — Additional 2pts £5:00
  • Selection of Gio Vini Biancio/Vino Rosso/Vino Rosato———— Additional wines £2.50

Match day rewind | Derby day 2010!

Enjoy tomorrow’s match day rewind with a portion of Cow Pie & a pint! 

Tomorrow’s throwback classic is a South Yorkshire derby against the Titans from ten years ago at Castle Park.

Team news.

Knights |15 Steve McColl, 14 Dougie Flockhart, 13 Ollie Goss, 12 PJ Gidlow, 11 Matt Williams, 10 Tristan Roberts, 9 Chris Hallam, 1 Stuart Corsair, 2 Steve Boden, 3 Michael Cusack, 4 Matt Challinor, 5 Glen Kenworthy, 6 Andy Boyde, 7 Neil Cochrane, 8 Ed Jackson

Replacements | 16 Dan Frazier, 17 Steve Laurie, 18 Lewis Thiede, 19 James Craig, 20 Zack Farivarz, 21 Peter Jericevich, 22 Christian Lewis Pratt

Rotherham Titans | 15 Brad Hunt, 14 Peter Swatkins, 13 Johnny Hepworth, 12 Juan Pablo Socio, 11 Richard Welding, 10 Cliffie Hodgson, 9 Joe Bedford, 1 Nico Steenkamp, 2 Alex Loney, 3 Anton O’Donnell, 4 Ben Harris, 5 Sam Dickinson, 6 Adam Kettle, 7 Sean Dougall, 8 Ryan Burrows

Replacements | 16 Colin Quigley, 17 James Sandford, 18 Matt Rhodes, 19 Johnny Hampsey, 20 David McGregor, 21 Dan Baines

Champions Cup Final Lunch cancelled.

Following the Government announcement in relation to coronavirus restrictions on Monday we have taken the decision cancel Saturday’s Champions Cup final.

With Doncaster placed into Tier 2 of the Government’s new coronavirus lockdown restrictions a ban has been placed on different households mixing indoors, including in hospitality venues.

Sadly, the latest restriction make Saturday’s lunch unviable & if you have booked a table please contact mcasey@castle-park.co.ukto arrange a refund.

There is good news however as we launch our Cow Pie & a Pint takeaway service.

Our signature dish is available to order in takeaway form this Saturday accompanied by a pint (or two) to wash it down.

Order your portion(s) before 4pm on Friday by calling 01302 831388 or emailing mcasey@castle-park.co.uk and collect from Castle Park reception between 12:00-14:00 on Saturday.

Payments are made on collection and we will be accepting card payments only.

All pints will be freshly poured and sealed in our specially ordered beer cartons, the cartons have a fold-over flap that is clipped in place to ensure total hygiene and represent the perfect way to transport your beer home.

  • 1 X PORTION FAMOUS COW PIE & MUSHY PEAS-£6.50
  • 1 X PORTION FAMOUS COW PIE & MUSHY PEAS -PINT OF BEER OR CUP WINE £10.00
  • 2 X PORTIONS FAMOUS COW PIE & MUSY PEAS-2 PINTS BEER OR 2 CUP WINES £15.00
  • Sections of draught beers, Guinness/Carlsberg Lager/Tetley Smooth/ Summersby Cider. — Additional 2pts £5:00
  • Selection of Gio Vini Biancio/Vino Rosso/Vino Rosato———— Additional wines £2.50

Castle Park install Sanitisation tunnel to protect against Covid-19.

Castle Park install sanitisation tunnel to give players extra protection against Covid-19

  • The Knights are the first Club in the Greene King IPA Championship to install the new Gateway Personal Protection Tunnel (PPT) in a major step to protect players & staff & visitors.
  • All users will be encouraged to walk through the tunnel which sprays them with a sanitising solution, disabling covid-19 and other viruses

In an industry leading move to ensure the safety of players and staff & visitors, DRFC becomes the first club in the Championship to install a sanitisation tunnel at Castle Park.

Players and staff alike will be encouraged to walk through the Gateway PPT when they arrive for training and matches to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The hope is that the sanitisation tunnels will play a major part in getting fans safely back into the stadium to support the Knights in person, when restrictions are eased and in line with Government advice.

The Gateway PPT works  by sanitising people who walk through it – a little like an airport scanner – beginning with a thermo imaging camera to take fans’ temperature and then using controlled, odourless, dry-misting of a treated water-based solution to disable bacteria and viruses. The process takes 3-5 seconds and is completely safe to use.

The measure provides an additional line of defence and helps to reduce transmission of Covid-19. It will complement existing safety measures implemented by the club.

Today’s news follows reports that the Secretary of State for Sport, Oliver Dowden, is looking into ways sports stadiums can re-open safely, supported by the creation of a new working group within DCMS, the Sports Technical Innovation Group (STIG).

Christian Pearce, Commercial Director of Gateway PPT said: “The Gateway PPT provides Doncaster Knights’ players, staff members and families with the peace of mind that they are doing everything they can to protect themselves and others against covid-19.

“We are hopeful that in the not so distant future the Gateway PPT will be used by clubs across the league to welcome fans back to watch their favourite team live.”

Knights General Manager, Neil Holmes added: “The safety of our staff, supporters and customers is of utmost importance to us. We have now welcomed our mini/junior and amateur sections back to Castle Park and hope to be able to welcome supporters back to watch the Knights soon.

“The sanitisation gateway highlights our commitment to our stakeholders and is a key part of the extensive safety measures we are taking to safeguard all who visit Castle Park.” 

Match day rewind | Knights vs Pertemp Bees

This week’s rewind in another from the 2010/11 season, this time against Pertemp Bees.

Knights XV | 15 Steve McColl, 14 Dougie Flockhart, 13 Ollie Goss, 12 PJ Gidlow, 11 Matt Williams, 10 Tristan Roberts, 9 Chris Hallam, 1 Stuart Korsar, 2 Steve Boden, 3 Lewis Thiede, 4 Matt Challinor, 5 Glen Kenworthy
6 Andy Boyde, 7 Neil Cochrane. 8 Ed Jackson
Replacements | 16 Dan Frazier, 17 Steve Laurie, 18 Dom Parsons, 19 Zack Farivarz, 20 Peter Jerecevich, 21 Christian Lewis-Pratt, 22 Andy Wright
Pertemp Bees XV | 15 Tom Foden, 14 Tomasi Tanumi, 13 Oliver Grove, 12 Will Lawson, 11 Mitch Culpin, 10 Sam Robinson, 9 Rod Petty, 1 Rob Dugald, 2 Ross McMillan, 3 Ngalu Tau, 4 Semisi Taulava, 5 Adrian Griffiths, 6 Jack Bentall, 7 Mike Denbee, 8 Adam Clayton
Replacements | 16 Joe Reid, 17 Mauro Sperandio,18 Rob Connolly, 19 Jack Preece, 20 Ben Barkley, 21 Ed Binham, 22 Oliver Winter
Referee | Paul Knowles

Castle Park Sunday Lunches!

Castle Park will be open for Sunday Lunches, Starting October 18th!

Janet and the catering team will be serving Sunday Lunch in the Arms Park Suite from 12 noon until 4pm.

The bar will be open with BT Sports showing on the big screen, spaces are limited and must be booked by noon on Friday by calling 01302 831388.

Menu

Choice of Roasts of the day or vegetarian option, served with Yorkshire pudding, creamed potatoes, crisp sea salted roast potatoes and a selection of chefs fresh seasonal vegetables.

£12.95 Adults or £8.00 children u12’s

DESSERT

Choice of hot puddings or cold dessert served with custard or cream £3.00 or children’s novelty ice creams £2.00.

PLEASE ENSURE ANY SPECIFIC DIETARY REQUIREMENTS ARE PRE- ORDERED!

Have you registered with our Track and Trace QR Code? We are currently operating TABLE SERVICE ONLY so please wait for a member of the team to come and take your order. We politely request contactless payments only.

 

Castle Park open for Champions Cup final. 

We are delighted to announce that Castle Park will reopen for the Champions Cup Final on Saturday, October 17th (KO 16:45). 

After seven months of closure we are inviting fans to join us for a Cow Pie dinner before watching Exeter’s big clash with Racing 92 live in the Arms Park Suite.

Before lunch is served, Head Coach Steve Boden will welcome guests and give an update on the latest Club developments.

Menu 

Castle Park’s Famous Cow Pie, served with chips, mushy peas, gravy & mint sauce 

or  (V) Wild rice, mushroom and brandy strudel 

Golden nugget vanilla honeycomb cheesecake 

Bookings are available only for tables of six for £99 and we recommend booking early as numbers are limited due to reduced capacity.

Arrivals from 13:15 to 14:00 with lunch served at 15:00, to book your place please call 01302 831388.

Payment and the contact details of the party booker will be required at the time of booking. We will also require the names and contact details of all guests by lunch time on October 16th.

Please note the following:

  • All service will be at tables only
  • On-the-day sales will be card only. We will not be accepting cash
  • Temperature checks will be done on arrival, and masks will need to be worn on site aside from when you are seated at the table