Featherstone Rovers’ Centenary Squad Builder today passed 100 members!
The initative was only launched two weeks ago but Rovers fans have already flocked to sign up and pledge £10 a month to strengthen the club’s player recruitment.
Already the money has been put to good use as the Rovers have recruited Jack Johnson, a talented fullback/winger with Super League experience from Warrington Wolves for the rest of the year as well as bringing in Wellington Albert on loan for at least a month from Leeds Rhinos.
Rovers CEO, Davide Longo is pleased with the success so far of the squad builder: “We have to make sure we thank our fans. The loyalty they have shown in terms of joining the centenary squad-builder sums up their unstinting support.
“We are doing a lot of work in the background on their behalf, whether that’s the preparation of the team for this season and the next, positioning of the club digitally, or building a sustainable business to take the club through the next 100 years.
“It’s really important to thank our fans because last season was difficult for everybody – our staff, our players and our fans. But when you look at the number of fans that have already joined the centenary squad-builder, that says everything about the loyalty of Rovers fans. In the next few weeks, Adele Saunders will be contacting our database to ask more people to join the squad-builder and hopefully reach the target of 200 members by the end of the year.
“It’s important for myself and our squad-builder committee chaired by Terry Mullaney to understand the sacrifices people make to be able to afford it on top of Season Tickets, merchandise and away travel, and I cannot say thank you enough because it shows their spirit, commitment and love of our Rugby League Club. Together, we look forward to the next 5 Championship games starting with the game this Sunday against Dewsbury Rams.”
Fans can join the Rovers Centenary Squad Builder by picking up a form from the Rovers Super Store or Reception at the LD Nutrition Stadium and returning it to the club filled in. Alternatively, fans can download the below form and return it to the club.