Featherstone’s league attendances soar

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FEATHERSTONE’S home league attendances this season have increased by 38 per cent.

Last Sunday Rovers attracted their biggest home attendance at a Co-operative Championship match this year when 2,816 saw them lift the League Leaders’ Shield for the third successive season by beating Keighley Cougars 46-4 at Bigfellas Stadium.

Rovers chief executive Craig Poskitt (pictured) said “I’d like to thank all the supporters who came to watch our final Co-operative Championship game of the season.

“Our average attendance this season for the Co-operative Championship is 2,283 which is 38 per cent increase on 2011. To achieve this average attendance and to have 1,000 season ticket holders for the first time shows how quickly the club is growing.

“The Bigfellas Stadium really comes to life when the attendance is pushing 3,000 and next season we will be striving for attendances like Sunday’s more regularly.

“Attendances like Sunday’s help the club to continue investing in the playing squad and in our facilities.

“Commercially, we had record bar sales as well as sold out hospitality.

“On the community side, we had a very entertaining curtain raiser between Featherstone Lions and North Derbyshire Chargers under 15s and entertainment from the Yorkshire Warriors Choir who were brilliant.”