Rovers stage two anniversary dinners to celebrate Wembley triumphs

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Featherstone Rovers are staging two special events to celebrate two of the finest achievements in the club’s history.

Forty years ago, Rovers beat Bradford Northern 33-14 at Wembley in the Challenge Cup final.

On Friday, July 26, the day will be remembered with a 40th anniversary three-course meal in the clubhouse at Big Fellas Stadium.

It will be hosted by MC Darren Payne, with all players and coaches invited to the event.

Coach Peter Fox (pictured), skipper John Newlove, Vince Farrar and Paul Coventry will be among those at the special reunion.

Thirty years ago in 1983, Rovers upset all the odds to beat Hull 14-12 at Wembley to lift the cup for the third time in the club’s illustrious history.

On Friday, September 27, Rovers will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the victory with a three-course meal.

Darren Payne was again be MC.

Those attending are set to include Lance Todd Trophy winner David Hobbs, coach Alan Agar and Peter Smith.

Places for each anniversary dinner cost £30 per head but anyone booking places for both events together can save £10 and go to both dinners for £50 per person.

For more information or to book places contact Rovers commercial manager Paul Taylor on 01977-702386 or email