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FEATHERSTONE Rovers are preparing to welcome former Premier League football star Dean Windass to the LD Nutrition Stadium.

As part of our ‘IT’S GOOD TO TALK’ initiative, in conjunction with Wakefield Council’s ‘Five Ways To Wellbeing’ campaign, Windass will make a special-guest appearance in The Cappers Bar on Thursday June 29.

The event, which is FREE of charge to all those wishing to attend, will get underway from 7.00pm - with doors opening at 6.00pm.

Windass will speak of what was a memorable footballing career, which spanned more than two decades, while discussing life after sport.

After starting out his professional career with North Ferriby United, back in 1990, the Hull-born striker went on represent some of the sport’s biggest names.

He was promoted to the Premier League with Bradford City in 1999 and, in 2008, scored the winning goal at Wembley to send Hull City into the sport’s top flight.

Since retiring, Windass, the man who has just about seen it all in professional sport, has worked as a pundit for Sky Sports and appeared in a variety of other roles.

IF you wish to attend the Thursday June 29 event, and hear from the man himself, please call 01977 702386 and your place will be booked.



THE Rovers will celebrate Featherstone's ‘CUP KINGS’ on Friday August 4, as the club officially marks 50 years since its first-ever Wembley triumph.

The club is marking the success of 1967 with a special anniversary dinner later this year, with the Challenge Cup itself making a special-guest appearance.

Tickets are priced at £34.95 per person, or £300 for a table of 10. Places include a stunning three-course meal, special-guest appearances and more!

General manager Davide Longo said: “The 1967 Challenge Cup final was a monumental moment is this club’s proud history and we are delighted to be celebrating the success all over again this year.

“This season will see us pass 50 years since the Rovers’ first-ever Wembley cup final victory and we intend to mark it in a fitting fashion.

“We are inviting all surviving members of the 1967 Challenge Cup final team to attend and a host of commercial partners have already committed to what should be a memorable evening here at The LD Nutrition Stadium.

“The Challenge Cup will be on display, in addition to a host of incredible heritage items from that memorable season and the game itself.”

The surviving members of Featherstone’s 1967 squad have been formally invited to attend the August 4 event and tickets are on sale now!

You can secure your place online, for just £34.95, by CLICKING HERE. Or, for more information, call 01977 781671 TODAY.



DENNIS Priestley, one of the legendary names of darts, is heading to Featherstone Rovers for a special event later this year.

Yorkshireman Priestley, from Mexborough, won the world title in 1991 and 1994 and was a founding member of the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC).

His initial world title saw him brush aside Eric Bristow and he won the first-ever PDC world championship against Phil Taylor 6-1.

Now he is preparing for a inaugural appearance at The LD Nutrition Stadium, on Friday October 13.

Members of the audience will have the chance to play a leg against ‘The Menace’ before a question-and-answer session about his career with Sky Sports darts commentator Nigel Pearson.

Priestley said: “It’s nice for me to have an evening like this just up the road, I’m looking forward to going there.

“I’ve heard good things about Featherstone Rovers, both on and off the pitch, and I am told the Cappers Bar is a great venue.”

Priestley follows in the footsteps of Bristow, Wayne Mardle, Jelle Klaasen and Colin Lloyd in appearing at Rovers and a big turnout is expected.

He’s a member of the PDC Hall of Fame alongside the likes of Bristow, Taylor, John Lowe and commentators Sid Waddell and Dave Lanning.

Tickets are priced at just £10 for the event, which gets underway from 8.00pm.

VIP tickets are available at £20, including early entry, a buffet, priority seating and a meet-and-greet with the man himself.

Tickets can be purchased by CLICKING HERE or by visiting The LD Nutrition Stadium's Super Store.

Alternatively, or for more information, simply call a member of our team - on 01977 702386 - during normal office hours.