Past Players Event Postponed

We are sad to announce that the annual DRFC Past Players event on April 25th will no longer take place on the date scheduled.

At this moment it is unclear whether matches will be rescheduled after the official suspension date (April 14th) and following discussions with the event organisers we have taken the decision to postpone the lunch, with a view to rescheduling once the picture is a little clearer.

We would like to be clear that at this moment in time our fixture with Ampthill RUFC on April 25th is still on, however, it is a very fluid situation that could change at short notice.

Any bookings that have been made & paid for will be valid for when the event does take place. We appreciate everyone’s support and patience during these uncertain times.

Castle Park Notice to all Customers

NOTICE TO ALL CUSTOMERS:

Due to the current COVID 19 outbreak across the world and recent Government Guidelines regarding public safety we have had large scale cancellations of events here at Castle Park for the next 2 weeks.

You may also be aware that the RFU have suspended all Rugby activity until at least 14th April 2020, which means there are no players or playing personnel on site either. For this reason we have taken the decision to close the site on days in which we have no events booked, for the safety of our staff and customers.

However, we are by no means closed for business and all of our staff members can still be contacted off site on company mobiles and email addresses. We are not actively enforcing closures on any private functions booked with us at present, and indeed some hosts have chosen to proceed with their events in the coming weeks, in which case we will be opening the site up for business as usual.

Every necessary procedure is in place to protect both our staff and customers during this difficult time and we will continue to provide the very best service possible to our community. If you are at all worried about an event you have booked with us or would like to check availability for a future booking please get in touch with our events team on 01302 831388 or email events@castle-park.co.uk.

 

 

Past Players Lunch letter from Neil Watson

The Past Players lunch takes place next month in the penultimate home game of the season for the Knights on the 25th April.

It is a great chance for former teammates to meet and talk about past victories and memories over the years gone by.

Neil Watson has sent the following letter.

This years Past Players lunch will take place on the 25th April, when Doncaster Knights entertain league newcomers Ampthill, who are doing quite well so far.

The cost of the lunch, not including match ticket, will be £16. 

The lunch will be 12pm for 12.30 start. The book ring the club on 01302 831388 and if you wish to sit with any particular group please let me know when you book.

It will be Clive Griffiths’ penultimate home game, and hopefully he will call in so we can show our appreciation for his efforts over the years. 

 Over the last few years so any of us at the club have had our lives touched by cancer. Therefore this year i would like to donate the profit from our raffle to Cancer Research. I hope you will all support this. 

If you need any further information give me a ring on 01302 856236.

Cheers,

Neil Watson. 

 

Book on our Past Players Lunch on the 25th April

A chance to chat about memories and victories gone by, the Past Players Lunch is the perfect chance to catch up with your former teammates.

The pre-match meal will be before Doncaster face Ampthill in the penultimate home game of the 2019/20 season.

The Knights have won their last three home games in entertaining and nail biting games with London Scottish, Nottingham and Jersey Reds and will aim to continue their good form on home soil as the season edges towards the closing stages.

The menu will be the famous Castle Park Cow Pie, followed by a cheeseboard.

If you’re interested in booking your place and what is always a great event then call reception on 01302 831388.

 

The KORT Lunch is this Saturday

The next home game for Doncaster is now just a few days away as we face Nottingham on January 18th and it is also the first Knights of the Roundy Table lunch of the year.

The 2 course meal will be begin at 12, with dining at 12.30 and will cost £16.

Tickets will be available from reception or by calling 01302 831388.

Knight attire is encouraged, but not essential, having fun is not encouraged but is essential, and punctuality is expected.

If you want to purchase your tickets for the next fixture at Castle Park just click here – https://drfc.cloudvenue.co.uk/home.

Sheffield Eagles will play three fixtures at Castle Park this year

Castle Park will host the opening three home fixtures of Sheffield Eagles in their 2020 Betfred Championship season.

Sunday 16th February – 3PM – Toulouse Olympique

Sunday 22nd March – 3PM – Widnes Vikings

Wednesday 15th April – 7.30PM – Oldham Roughyeds

Currently playing the Rugby League Bedfred Championship the side will play their third league game of the campaign at Castle Park, when the French outfit Toulouse arrive in Doncaster.

Last season’s 11th placed Widnes Viking will travel north to Castle Park in late March for Sheffield’s second ‘home’ game of the season.

While the fixture against Oldham will be round nine of the 2020 Championship campaign for the Eagles.

Construction of their new stadium at the Olympic Legacy Park is commencing with noticeable work now taking place on the wider site which directly relates to the building of the stadium.

Speaking of the move, Eagles General Manager Liam Claffey said, “I’d like to thank the team at Doncaster Knights for helping accommodate these three fixtures.”

“When weighing up this decision it was the view of the Board that it could be no longer than what we have announced. We are Sheffield Eagles; Sheffield is our home and we are proud to represent the Steel City.

“With so many moving parts surrounding the new stadium at the Olympic Legacy Park we as a club needed further time to ensure the Olympic Legacy Park would provide a safe and suitable match day venue with the adequate facilities in place whilst construction occurs on the site.

“This short-term move provides more time to ensure a suitably welcoming environment at the OLP ahead of the new stadium being completed in September and allows the early-stages of construction to take place without interruption from staging professional rugby league matches.”

The Eagles will be putting on heavily subsided travel from the Olympic Legacy Park to Castle Park for all three matches along with ticket offers details of both to be announced shortly.

 

 

Castle Park hosted the PFG Christmas Lunch

Doncaster Knights held the People Focused Group Christmas Lunch on Monday, as 180 people enjoyed a three course festive meal at Castle Park.

The PFG is made up of people who live in Doncaster and have experience of mental illness, poor health, disability or difficult times. They originally came together as a small group to help each other to create more personalised support solutions to benefit themselves within the community, which now has a larger impact with local authorities helping and assisting.

Doncaster players Joe Sproston, Tyson Lewis, Charlie Foley, Matt Smith and Tom Hicks were at the event presenting the donated raffle prizes from LSA Meats, L&H Cairns and Son, Moore’s Bakery, Coptrins and many more, while dozens of PFG members were delighted with Donny the Knights surprise appearance on a great occasion for everyone at the Christmas Lunch.

Commercial Manger at Doncaster Knights, Michael Casey said: “It was an absolute pleasure to be able to host the People Focused Group Christmas party at Castle Park. Staff and members of the Knights first team all joined in & it was a really happy & community spirited afternoon.

We have been working alongside the People Focused Group (PFG) for a few months now and the support they offer to people in our community is amazing and is actually quite overwhelming.

We are really looking forward to forging closer ties with PFG in 2020 along with some of the other fantastic community interest groups operating locally.”

Doncaster Phoenix Christmas Lunch and game on 21st December

There is no Knights fixture at home for the rest of the year, so why not come to the Doncaster Phoenix Christmas Lunch on Saturday 21st December, prior to their game against Paviors.

It will be 12.30 start, with a 2.15pm kick-off for the final senior rugby game at Castle Park for 2019.

Cost is £20 per person, with a two course traditional lunch plus a drink and a few surprises.

Invite your friends, family, wives, girlfriends, supporters and encourage as many as possible to attend on an exciting and festive day for the Phoenix side. Please e-mail davidtownend54@gmail.com or phone 07557 278617 if you’re interested in booking a place.

Doncaster Phoenix will also hold their Christmas Draw with a first prize of £250 at half time of the game, there are plenty of tickets still to sell, so if anyone wants to buy a ticket, or even better sell a few for the club – get in touch with Dave Townend.

Also at Castle Park that day will be the Doncaster Phoenix Vets side as they face Wheatley Hills Vets on pitch 2 at 1pm.

Tickets to watch either game, if you’re not joining the Christmas lunch, will be £5.

Watch England in the World Cup final at Castle Park this Saturday

You can cheer on England in the RWC Final at Castle Park this Saturday.

The Armspark suite will be open from 8.30am with the big screen showing the game as England take on South Africa. New speakers have also been put in place for the final.

There will be bacon or sausage sandwiches and a pint on offer for a just £5! As well tea or coffee and free car parking on the Woodside pitch will also be available until 9am.

Fans will need a ticket or season ticket for the Doncaster fixture with Bedford Blues to gain entry to the Lansdowne suite. This will be refundable if you don’t wish to support the Knights after England have hopefully lifted the World Cup!

Tickets are available here – https://drfc.cloudvenue.co.uk/home or by calling reception on 01302 831388.

Tables of 12 can be reserved for just £20 by emailing mcasey@castle-park.co.uk by 4pm on Friday.

Places in the Knights of the Roundy table are still available which gets underway at 12 noon and costs £16.

 

 

Evening with Ricky Hatton the night before Knights Jersey clash

The Knights travel to Jersey on Friday 25th October and there is entertainment the night before that fans can enjoy on the Channel Island.

Boxing Legend Ricky Hatton will be at Jersey Rugby Club on Thursday 24th October for a dinner speaking event.

The cost is £110 per person and includes a four-course menu.

If you’re interested contact  sean.dunne@jerseyreds.je

Tickets for the Championship league clash are priced at £19 for adults and can be purchased from https://www.jerseyreds.je/tickets-hospitality/#MatchTickets.

First TOSSERS’ lunch of the season

The first TOSSERS’ lunch of the season is upon us and will be on Saturday 19th October when the valiant Knights do battle against the Pirates of Penzance. 

The meal will consist of the mandatory Cow Pie with chips and mushy peas followed by a cheese board.

All those who enjoy great food and good company are welcome to join the lunch, along with all their family and friends.

The price for this feast is £16 (not including match day ticket) and with dining beginning at 12.30.

Tickets are now on sale for this Knights tradition and can be purchased from reception or by calling 01302 831388.

Lunch starts at 12.30 followed by the opening home Championship fixture between Doncaster Knights vs Cornish Pirates with kick off at 14:30.