Rovers hold anniversary dinnner

Former Rovers forward Mick Morgan will attend the anniversary dinner.
Former Rovers forward Mick Morgan will attend the anniversary dinner.

Featherstone Rovers are holding a dinner to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the club winning the Second Division championship in 1980.

The dinner on Friday, September 18, is being organised by Rovers heritage officer Louise Farrar to mark a pivotal year in the club’s history after they were relegated the previous season.

Former Rovers players Mick Morgan, Pete Smith, Ian Westwood, Phil Butler, Gary Siddall and Keith Bell and the side’s coach Paul Daley are already confirmed as attending the event.

Rovers are also looking to get in touch with Graeme Robinson, Alan Bence and David Edginton to invite them to the dinner.

VIP tickets cost £35 which will include a drink on arrival, meet and greet with the ex-players, an exhibition of the triumphant season and a three-course meal.

Standard tickets are available at £25 which will include a three-course meal.

The evening is being hosted by Sky Sports presenter Nigel Pearson, who is a Featherstone Rovers fan.

Pearson said: “I was at every home match that season and it was a fine achievement to bounce back from relegation as quickly as they did.

“We were worthy champions. It was enjoyable to support a winning team like that and I can’t wait to meet some of my childhood heroes.”

Tickets are available by contacting Louise Farrar on , by telephoning 01977- 702386 or visiting the club’s main office.