Big crowd expected for Featherstone’s clash against Bradford

Rovers general manager Davide Longo: "Our attendances have been rising."
Rovers general manager Davide Longo: "Our attendances have been rising."

FEATHERSTONE Rovers are hoping for a bumper attendance at the home Championship game against Bradford Bulls on Easter Monday.

Last season’s corresponding league fixture in July, which Rovers won 20-0 to clinch a top-four place, attracted a crowd of 4,554.

Rovers were delighted with the attendance of 2,509 at last Sunday’s home match against London Broncos. It was a 31 per cent increase on the crowd at last year’s corresponding match at Big Fellas Stadium.

“Sunday was a fantastic day for the club - right across the board,” said Rovers genneral manager Davide Longo.

“Our attendances have been rising and it was great to see a strong crowd at Sunday’s match. To have more than 2,500 people in for a game against a team who aren’t necessarily supported well away from home is a great sign for us.

“Huge credit must go to the Featherstone Rovers Foundation, who, through their local engagement strategy, are reaching out to more people than ever before.

“I would like to think we are engaging in a much-improved manner with our supporters, resulting in clear messages being communicated and greater interaction from fans.

“We are constantly looking at ways in which supporters can save money while watching the Rovers, making a day out here affordable for everyone, be it through our recent ‘bring-a-mate’ concept, which more than 150 season-ticket holders capitalised on.”