Rovers contingent visit keen fan Simon

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FEATHERSTONE Rovers stars Jonny Hepworth and Tangi Ropati and the club’s chief executive Craig Poskitt and commercial manager Paul Taylor paid a visit to leading horse racing trainer Simon West who is a keen Rovers fan.

The Rovers contingent visited Simon’s MKM Racing Stables at Middleham, North Yorkshire.

Simon is regular on the ITV1 show “The Dales” on a Monday evening and is frequently seen proudly wearing his Rovers shirt on the show.

Simon, who is pictured with Jonny Hepworth, said “It was fantastic to welcome the players and staff of Rovers into the yard.

“It was a supporter’s dream come true. On a professional level, it would be great to forge some kind of partnership to work together in the future and help in the push for Super League where we belong”

Mr Poskitt said: “We all had an enjoyable visit to Middleham and it was brilliant to see some of Simon’s horses in action over the gallops.

“We are looking at the possibility of naming a horse after Featherstone Rovers to help promote our Destination Super League campaign and we hope to announce exciting news in due course. I’d like to thank Simon and his colleagues who made us all feel really welcome and look forward to visiting the the stables again in the near future.”