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BACK ONSIDE AT ROVERS RETURNS TO RESOUNDING SUCCESS

The Featherstone Rovers Foundation’s Back Onside Programme returned this Wednesday. The project, which is in it’s second year has already engaged with 75 men from Featherstone and the surrounding areas.

The initiative of getting men being more active and lead healthier lifestyles is funded by Sport England, making it free to attend and runs each week at the LD Nutrition Stadium.

The first session of 2020 saw 18 new individuals signing up to the 10-week programme . The project has also managed to retain a large number of individuals who after completing the project last year have continued taking part in other sessions ran by the Rovers team.

The guys will spend the next ten weeks with Rovers player Jack Bussey, getting active through sports and exercises, whilst receiving support and encouragement to stay active outside of the sessions.

Community Development Officer Jim Dyson had this to say:

“It was a great start to 2020, it was really great working with the guys last year and watching them develop over the ten weeks and seeing them staying active once the programme had ended.

"The sessions have been well run by Jack and last night was no exception, the guys who came had lots of fun and everyone was getting active and playing a variety of sports. They were from all different ages and abilities, yet everyone was getting involved and no one was feeling excluded.

"The project has really been a flying success, we are one of 11 Rugby League Foundations running the project managed by Rugby League Cares and funded by Sport England.”

There is still time to get involved with the project; it is open to men aged 35-64 of all abilities.

Sessions run Wednesday night 6:30pm-8pm at the Featherstone Rovers Centre of Excellence and are free for ten weeks.

To sign up or for more information contact jim.dyson@featherstonerovers.co.uk.

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