Rovers chairman urges fans to attend Summer Bash

Mark Campbell: "I hope it's a big success."
Mark Campbell: "I hope it's a big success."

Featherstone chairman Mark Campbell is hoping to see “large numbers” of Rovers fans at the inaugural Summer Bash in Blackpool on the weekend of May 23-24.

A full round of Kingstone Press Championship fixtures will be played at Bloomfield Road, with Rovers facing Leigh Centurions in the final match on the Sunday (5.15pm).

Campbell said “The RFL and Championship clubs have invested in this event so it’s hugely important that this first event is a success, not only for the image of the sport at this level but also for Sky TV.

“If it’s not a success then it will cost Championship clubs money, especially the bigger clubs such as ourselves. I hope it’s a big success and hope to see the Capper Army there in large numbers the over the weekend.”

Featherstone’s season tickets holders and supporters can purchase their ticket directly from the main office at Big Fellas Stadium.

Season ticket holders are entitled to buy a ticket for half price.

Campbell added: “Looking at it, it’s fantastic value for money, particularly if ou’re a season ticket holder. We’ve also got a special offer on where you can buy our 2015 away shirt with a 20 per centdiscount if you are going to the Summer Bash.

“The club receives all the revenue from direct ticket sales so if you are planning on going, please visit the Big Fella’s Stadium to purchase your tickets as this will ensure all the “cappers”are together , rather than paying on the day and you’ll be really helping your club.”

Campbell believes Rovers should be in a confident mood for the Leigh clash.

He said: “People talk about Leigh and their form but we are unbeaten away from home this year and I feel things are coming together now.

“Our games against Leigh are always feisty encounters and I’m sure this will be no different. We matched them for 40 minutes earlier on in the year so I can’t see any reason why we can’t go over to Lancashire and come back with two points. The players are up for it and want to do themselves justice and will help having a loud capper army there being our 18th man in the stands.”