Rovers and GMB Union extend long-standing sponsorship deal

Rovers head coach Jon Sharp (left) with GMB Union sports secretary Geoff Burrow.
Rovers head coach Jon Sharp (left) with GMB Union sports secretary Geoff Burrow.
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Featherstone Rovers have signed a sponsorship deal with GMB Union Yorkshire and North Derbyshire for a tenth consecutive year.

GMB Union will once again be on the Rovers playing and replica shirts in 2016, have perimeter advertising, enjoy match day hospitality and utilise match tickets for GMB Union Yorkshire and North Derbyshire members.

The increased 12-month deal will also see GMB Union be match sponsors at three games at Big Fellas Stadium in 2016.

The GMB Union have been a commercial Partner of for a decade and in 2016 will also host a fans forum event at Featherstone with well-known members of the Rugby League Players Association.

Rovers commercial manager Paul Taylor said: “We have had a long-standing relationship with GMB Union Yorkshire and North Derbyshire and we are delighted to continue our partnership into its tenth consecutive year.

“The GMB Union are active partners and take an interest in all aspects of Rovers and it’s great to hear that their association with the club has seen a direct increase in their membership numbers.

“Details will be announced in due course but we are the chosen venue for at least one event in 2016 which will see some high-profile members of the RLPA visit the club for a unique fans forum in the Cappers Bar.”

GMB Union Sports Secretary Geoff Burrow said: “The GMB are once again proud to be a major partner of Featherstone Rovers for the 2016 season.

“The benefits for our growing membership have been fantastic and we hope to build on the excellent relationship we have with the club during the forthcoming season as they build a competitive squad under the guidance of Head Coach Jon Sharp.”

Rovers head coach Jon Sharp said: “Everyone at Featherstone Rovers would like to thank the GMB Union and in particular Geoff Burrow for their continued support of the club.

“Sponsorship is a vital part of any club and their support helps the club move forward. With over 600,000 members nationwide it is also an opportunity for us to publicise what we are trying to achieve and hopefully grow our supporter base too.”