Rovers fans’ chance to meet team behind stands project

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It was a proud day on Sunday for everyone who has been involved with the construction of Featherstone Rovers’ new stands at the Big Fellas Stadium.

The long road from Scarborough Football Club was complete when the stands were officially opened by Nigel Wood, chief executive of the RFL.

“It was a perfect opportunity to look back on the unique project and thank a wide variety of people who have helped in some way,” said Rovers commercial manager Paul Taylor.

“It was calculated that in total, approximately 48,000 hours has been worked voluntarily on the stands and helped the ambitious vision become reality.

“Before the game against London Broncos, Paul Coventry and MC Martin Overton re-lived the story of the project in front of volunteers, dignitaries and people who have helped Paul and his gang on their achievement.

“Due to limited space, we could only invite a finite number of people to relive this remarkable achievement.

“The presentation was well received by all the audience and therefore we would like re-present the story once again prior to our Kingstone Press Championship Shield game on Sunday against Workington Town.

“The presentation hosted by Martin Overton and Paul Coventry will take place in the Cappers Bar from 12.30pm onwards and we would like as many supporters there as possible to celebrate this fantastic achievement.

“You’ll get the inside story of all the trials and tribulations that made this project come to life as well as meeting some of the characters who have been involved in the five-year project.

“You will get to hear anecdotes from key people involved as well learn how a light bulb moment and spark of imagination became reality. We look forward to welcoming you all on Sunday!”