Castleford & Pontefract Elite Rugby Academy Coaches


Elite Rugby Academy - Danny OrrDanny played Rugby League professionally for 16 years playing in over 400 games for Castleford, Wigan and Harlequins RL. Danny has also represented Yorkshire, England and Gt Britain. He retired at the end of the 2012 season to become the assistant coach at Castleford, a position he still holds. Danny has been coaching at various levels for 17 years. Danny is also a qualified personal trainer, a first aider and has achieved a Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology.

Danny’s love of coaching is evident through the passion and commitment he shows in getting the best out of every child, enabling them to achieve their potential. Danny is married to Rachael and has 2 children aged 13 and 9 years.


Elite Rugby Academy - James ClareJames is a professional rugby league footballer who plays as a winger for the Castleford Tigers in the Super League.

He has played for the Castleford Tigers (two spells) in the Super League, Bradford Bulls and the Leigh Centurions, as a fullback, centre or wing. He has currently just over 120 professional career appearances.

James made his first team début for Castleford Tigers on 16 March 2012 away to Huddersfield Giants.

James married his wife Kimberley, in October 2018 and they’re expecting their first child in January 2020.


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