Easter Holiday Activity Camp at Castle Park

Doncaster Knights are delighted to be a part of Doncaster’s Staycation programme this spring.

We have teamed up with other local providers to bring you Camp Doncaster at Castle Park.

We will be delivering fun and engaging activities throughout the Easter holidays, ranging from rugby, boxing, cricket, dance and football to healthy eating and nutrition sessions.

The programme will run from April 4 to April 14 from Monday to Thursday at 10am – 3pm.

In addition to all the fun activities, children will also receive lunch every day and be able to learn lifelong skills.

This programme is free to children who are in receipt of free school meals.

You can book your child’s place HERE.

Portland Autos are the latest business addition to the Knights commercial network

Doncaster Knights are pleased to announce that Portland Autos will sponsor the club for the next 12 months.

Based on Bawtry Road in Doncaster, the new addition to the commercial network at Castle Park now have a banner overlooking the first team pitch as well as down the driveway entering the ground.

Commercial Manager Michael Casey spoke about the arrival of the latest sponsor at the best rugby union club in Yorkshire.

“I am thrilled to add Portland Autos to our commercial portfolio as a new partner.

They are another impressive local business doing fantastic things in the borough & are concerned with supporting local sport.

Portland Autos branding can now be clearly seen on the Castle Park driveway and De Mulder Lloyd stand & I am really pleased that we were able to get the signage in place in time for our Red Roses clash last month; providing some fantastic additional exposure to our partners.”

In addition, Portland Autos Sales Director James Watson was delighted to be able to advertise his business at Castle Park.

‘We are delighted to be sponsoring Doncaster Knights for the forthcoming season. Having previously supplied vehicles to some of the Knights players and having been a member of the club since the age of 6, we know the club very well and look forward to a successful partnership together.’

For more information on Portland Auto click here – https://www.portlandautos.co.uk/subscribe/. 


Togel and the Knights agree sponsorship deal for this season

The club are delighted that Togel Contractors will continue to be a sponsor of the club for the 2019/20 season.

Rob Leggott, Managing Director of the construction company has been involved with Doncaster Knights for several years and was delighted to remain a part of our commercial network for this season.

“Togel are excited to be sponsoring the Knights for another Season, let 2020 be a successful year for business & sport. Building a solid future alongside the Knights ”

While Sales & Marketing Coordinator Rachel Morse added:

“Here at Togel we are keen to support local teams and we are really proud to sponsor the Knights again this season. We are always looking to build new relationships, so look out for our banner above the clubhouse. Good luck for the upcoming season, Togel are right behind you!”

Commercial Manager, Michael Casey, was pleased the long standing partnership will continue for 2020.

“Togel have been supporters of the club for several years now and their connection with the Doncaster Knights is intrinsic and multifaceted.

Togel do so much more than sponsor & support the Knights at Castle Park. Rob coaches in the mini junior section where his children play & Doncaster players, past and present, have received training and even full time employment with Togel, which really shows the strength of the partnership and the support they have for our team.

Working alongside a business with such strong ethics and values is a pleasure and I look forward to continuing our partnership work in 2020.”

If you are interested in any refurbishment, bespoke joinery, design and building or maintenance services then head to Togel’s website at https://togel.co.uk/.


Knights team up with RDaSh to help deliver Safety Nets project

Young people in Doncaster with mental health needs can now join a squad and during their scrum get health advice.

As the town gears up to mark World Mental Health Day on October 10 a new initiative has been launched to support young people with mental health issues.

Doncaster Knights have joined forces with local health trust, Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) to run a project called Safety Nets.

The initiative is the brainchild of Dr Ryan Dias, a speciality trainee in psychiatry and Leadership Fellow in Physical Health and Mental Health Quality Improvement who has been supported by RDaSH staff Karen Smithers and Danielle Leighton.

Ryan said: “The project aims to create therapy groups for children to improve their mental and emotional wellbeing. The groups run at Doncaster Knights for eight weeks with each weekly group focusing on different aspects of physical and mental health.

“Each group runs for two hours after school in term time, the first hour focussing on physical activity which is led by Doncaster Knights players, and the second hour focusing on psychoeducation, led by staff from Doncaster’s Children and Young People’s Mental Health Service (CAMHS).”

Barbara Murray, RDaSH’s manager for CAMHS, said: “The rugby club is at the heart of the community in Doncaster and young people are of admiration of the players, this supports the message around mental health and helps to reduce the stigma of mental health.  It is great to have the young people and CAMHS staff doing rugby training and physical exercise side-by-side instead of being in a clinic setting.”


Doncaster Knights Commercial Manager Michael Casey added, “We are delighted to be able to play an active role in such an important initiative. As a Club we are really invested in the local community and particularly in the wellbeing of the town’s young people. We hope to be able to work with CAMHS & to help more children in the future.”

Young people are referred to the scheme via CAMHS staff.

Meanwhile a range of other events are also taking place in Doncaster to mark World Mental Health Day.

Dr David Crichton, Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group Chairman, will be attending Club Doncaster Foundation – Fit Rovers, health and wellbeing initiative at Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium to support a discussion about the importance of mental wellbeing.

David said: “It’s great to see organisations from across Doncaster come together and increase awareness for World Mental Health Day. Mental health problems affect around one in four of us in any given year and it’s really important people know there is support available to help.”

And the People Focussed Group (PFG), a community group in Intake, Doncaster, will be doing a walk around the town visiting various places to raise awareness of mental health.

Castle Park AGP Pitch available to hire

The AGP Pitch at Castle Park is now available to hire on evenings and weekends to play rugby or football on the first-class surface.

Opened on the 20th October last year by club benefactor Steve Lloyd, the pitch can take an unlimited amount of play each week and cost an estimated £600,000 to create.

The pitch is sectioned into thirds, each third is suitable for a game of seven a side football with appropriate goals and nets. It is also possible to play 9-a-side football as well as can be used for rugby.

The price below also includes floodlights, while changing rooms can be made available, subject to availability. 

Footwear for the artificial surface are screw in and moulded studded boots , while Astro trainers are not ideal to be worn.

Prices (per hour): 

£50 – One pitch (1/3)

£90 – Two pitches (2/3)

£125 – Full pitch (3/3) 

If you’re interested in booking the AGP pitch then call the Castle Park reception on 01302 831388 or email reception@castle-park.co.uk.