Champions Rovers stage celebration evening

FORMER Great Britain player Barrie McDermott will be the main guest at the Featherstone Rovers Scholarship Sportspersons dinner on Friday, November 11.
FORMER Great Britain player Barrie McDermott will be the main guest at the Featherstone Rovers Scholarship Sportspersons dinner on Friday, November 11.

FEATHERSTONE Rovers are hosting a Championship Grand Final celebration evening in the clubhouse on Friday, December 2.

The first-team squad will be present, plus the trophies.

There will be free admission, with the option of purchasing food on the night.

There will also be entertainment.

Rovers have also produced a special DVD celebrating their 40-4 Grand Final victory over Sheffield Eagles. The DVD costs £10 and is available from the club.

Featherstone are staging a bonfire at Bigfellas Stadium on Saturday, November 5. Gates open at 6pm, the bonfire will be lit at at 6.30pm and the fireworks start at 7.15pm. Food available will be available and the main bar in the clubhouse will also be open. Admission is £3 adults and £1 under 16s.

Rovers are holding their Scholarship Sportspersons dinner in The Atrium at Bigfellas Stadium, on Friday, November 11.

The main guest for the evening is former Great Britain player Barrie McDermott whose playing career was spent at Oldham, Wigan, Leeds Rhinos and Widnes Vikings. Barrie is now head of youth development at Leeds Rhinos and also works as a pundit for Sky Sports. He is also building an excellent reputation on the after dinner circuit.

The comedian for the evening is Max Pressure who has worked alongside many of the big names in showbiz and the sporting world. His television appearances include ITV’s Fame Game, the Music Box and The Comedians on Granada Plus.

The dinner, which is in aid of Rovers junior development (scholarship and academy), costs £25 per person.

Tickets can be obtained from Rovers scholarship manager Robin Sharp on 07812 386860 or by visiting the club or ringing the club office on 01977-702386.

Meanwhile, over the next month, Rovers will be announcing new sponsors and associates joining the Featherstone Rovers business community as well as existing sponsors committing to the club once again.

Rovers commercial manager Paul Taylor said: “Over the last five years Featherstone Rovers have made great strides on and off the field.

“However, to remain the most consistent and sustainable club outside Super League and put ourselves in the best possible position for a Super League franchise in the future we cannot stand still.

“The season may have only ended less than a week ago, but season 2012 started for those behind the scenes many months ago. We are now recognised as a truly progressive club but we need to keep this momentum going.

“Therefore, we are not only looking to increase our fan and match day attendances we are also looking to engage with more local and national businesses. “Featherstone Rovers is still one of the most recognisable brands in UK Sport and that’s why we already engage with a diverse range of different businesses and organisations. We can offer great opportunities at an affordable rate for businesses of any size. Beyond this we have excellent facilities which are available on non-match days and can provide the perfect opportunity for conferences, training days or away days.”

For more information contact Paul Taylor on 01977-702386 (option 2) or email