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Ex-Castleford Tigers pro has tasty new career

Pictured are, from left, Carol Howe, Tom Battye, Jo Battye, Neil Battye and Richard Eckles from the bank.

Pictured are, from left, Carol Howe, Tom Battye, Jo Battye, Neil Battye and Richard Eckles from the bank.

A former rugby league star is tackling a new challenge after opening up a fish and chip restaurant and takeaway.

Ex-Castleford Tigers’ player Neil Battye is managing director of Battye’s eaterie on Leeds Road, Glasshoughton at Castleford.

Mr Battye, who was backed by the Co-operative Bank for the new venture, is running the restaurant with wife his wife Jo and their son Tom – a budding Great Britain U18 rugby league player.

Jo’s mum Carol Howe is also a key a player in the team at the new restaurant, which can seat 90 customers an is open seven days a week. The restaurant has already won rave reviews. After just five weeks of trading it is ranked in the Top five of restaurants in Castleford on website TripAdvisor.

 
 
 

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