Attendances up again at Rovers

Rovers captain Liam Finn is presented with the League Leaders' Shield after Sunday's play-off win against Leigh. Picture: Bob Nunn.
Rovers captain Liam Finn is presented with the League Leaders' Shield after Sunday's play-off win against Leigh. Picture: Bob Nunn.
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Attendances at Featherstone’s home league matches this season increased by 11 per cent.

It followed a 38 per cent rise the previous season.

Rovers, who were officially presented with the League Leaders’ Shield for the fourth successive year after Sunday’s 40-26 Kingstone Press Championship play-off win against Leigh Centurions, attracted an average crowd of 2,493 at their 13 home league games.

Featherstone chief executive Craig Poskitt said: “As a club we set ourselves ambitious targets and we wanted to build on the success of 2012 and we are delighted to report we have achieved that.

“As the club grows in a sustainable fashion it is important that we market ourselves correctly and spread the word that something special is happening at the club despite the tough economic climate we find ourselves in.

“We would like to thank our loyal supporters who have attended regularly and helped the us by encouraging their friends and family to join them on our exciting journey.

“We are rightly proud of our on the field successes over the last several years but we are also proud how we are growing as a club commercially.

“We would also like to thank our commercial partners and sponsors as well as the our rapidly growing Featherstone Rovers Foundation who are doing an excellent job in the community.”