WHILST Featherstone Rovers are in the business of redeveloping their stadium and
Maximising the potential of their with neighbours Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Wildcats are working towards new stadiums, all three according to Rovers' Stadium Co-Ordina
FEATHERSTONE Rovers pre-season series of games has a tasty look to it...
AFTER inspecting the pitch this morning, R.L. official Mr Ray Tennant decided that the work planned today and tomorrow would insufficient to bring the ground to an acceptable state and that the pitch would still be unplayable.
FEATHERSTONE Rovers announced today that their stadium at Post Office Road will now be known as The Bigfellas Stadium after a two year sponsorship deal was agreed with the local night spot.
THIS is to confirm that the kickoff time for the Powergen Challenge Cup 3rd Round Tie between Featherstone Rovers and Castleford Lock Lane is 3:00pm on Sunday 8th February 2004, not as has been alternatively advertised in some sections of the press.
Rovers are approaching the game, determined to progress further in the competition and will not underestimate the passion and commitment of their near neighbours from the amateur game.
FOR the past two weeks Featherstone Rovers RLFC have been in negotiation with Mr Rudder, an Australian passport holder, with a view to him playing at the club this season. These negotiations had reached an advanced stage. However due to recent information received regarding work permits and the quota system we are no longer in a position to offer Mr Rudder a contract.
Featherstone Rovers RLFC have today announced a reorganisation of their management structure that will see director Chris Beaumont taking on the role of Chief Executive at the club. Chris has been a board member for seven years and will take up his new role with immediate effect. "This is a great opportunity for me to increase my day to day involvement at the club and have a direct role in what promises to be a very exciting season for Featherstone Rovers." said Chris. "I first came here as a result of my work with Silk Cut, the sponsors of the Challenge Cup, back in 1985. My involvement and links with the club grew and grew and I am proud to be at the helm at a crucial time in our history."
One of Chris's first duties will be to oversee the club coming out of the CVA it has been in since last year. "The news on this is extremely positive" said Chris. "There has been a lot of work going on to pull us through this period and, whilst there have been some false dawns, we are confident that we will be able to annouce us leaving administration in the very near future."
The club is also looking to boost their playing register with the addition of an Australian forward. Chris commented, "He is primarily a back rower who can also operate quite comfortably in the standoff position. Negotiations are at an advanced stage and we hope that we will have him on board soon. "
Not such good news surrounds club skipper Ian Tonks who suffered rib cartiledge damage in the recent friendly against Hull FC. Ian is expected to be sidelined for a month that will see him miss the start of the Challenge Cup and Arriva Cup ties against Dewsbury and Hull KR.