Paul is ‘king of the Rovers fans’

Paul Coventry.
Paul Coventry.

Championship sponsor Kingstone Press has named Paul Coventry as Featherstone Rovers King of the Fans – a season long hunt to find the best rugby league Championships supporters.

Paul was nominated for his work leading a team of volunteers to construct new supporter stands at The Bigfellas Stadium as part of a wider redevelopment plan.

The team painstakingly dismantled and transported disused stands from former McCain Stadium, Scarborough, to Featherstone’s ground, girder by girder.

On hearing the good news Paul said “I’m thrilled to receive this title on behalf of all the volunteers. We’re blessed to have a fantastic group of people working together to secure the club’s future.”

As part of his prize, Paul will receive a crate of cider and a family ticket to Championships Finals Day, where he will be welcomed onto the pitch at half time to fly the flag for Featherstone Rovers.

He is also now a contender to be named ‘Ultimate King of the Fans’ at the final along with another 22 Kings of the Fans crowned from across the other Championships clubs.

In addition to the title, which is the first of its kind, the winning super fan will receive a year’s supply of cider and an England Rugby League money can’t buy prize.

Gordon Johncox, Kingstone Press Cider managing director, said: “We are thrilled to name Paul Featherstone Rovers King of the Fans and to highlight his admirable dedication to the club. Paul truly deserves the title and we hope he enjoys Finals Day.

“We were overwhelmed with the response to the competition which has shown the passion and commitment the fans have for their clubs. It has been a perfect way to celebrate the Championships and importantly reward those loyal fans who come out week after week to support their clubs.

“We look forward to welcoming all fans from across the sport to Championships Finals Day and crowning the winners.”

Kingstone Press Championships Final Day takes place at Leigh Sports Village on Sunday.