Featherstone Rovers

  • Club Mourns Death Of Former Boss Beaumont

    Featherstone Rovers announced last week the death of former club director and CEO Chris Beaumont, who had a long association with the club since his days working for the tobacco company Silk Cut up until 2006 when he retired. Former chairman Richard Evans commented: "Chris's contribution to Featherstone Rovers was immeasurable. He brought his Silk Cut professionalism into the boardroom in a very difficult period in our history and never shirked the hard question. He became a personal friend thro...

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  • Featherstone Appoint Cluskey As New CEO

    Featherstone Rovers have announced the appointment of Pat Cluskey as their new chief executive officer. Cluskey has a wealth of experience in sport having spent time at Leeds Rugby, Widnes Vikings and most recently London Skolars in commercial and management roles. He has also been general manager and then chief executive at Chester Football Club and starts his position at Featherstone Rovers with immediate effect. He said: "I'm really looking forward to working for an ambitious club like Feathe...

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  • Featherstone Rovers Announce ‘Substantial Investment’

    Championship club Featherstone Rovers have announced that substantial investors will join the club with immediate effect. The new investors, who the club have said wish to remain anonymous for the time being, have offered substantial investment as Rovers attempt to gain promotion and compete in the Super League. The amount of investment remains disclosed but it is thought to be a number of millions over a five-year period. The club have said they have already begun to spend funds prudently. Feis...

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  • Featherstone To Clear Tax Debts

    The Pontefract and Castleford Express has reported that Featherstone Rovers have reportedly received a winding up petition from HMRC but the club say the arrears will be paid off this week. A petition to wind up the club was presented on October 28 by HM Revenue and Customs. Rovers chief executive Pat Cluskey said today: “Basically, it’s regards to some money that was due in October and the final payment will be made this Thursday. “It relates to money from October so it’s not long-stand...

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  • Featherstone Receive Winding Up Petition

    Featherstone Rovers have confirmed that they have received a winding up petition from HMRC after not making the necessary payments. The club received the winding up petition on 28 October 2014 and an official statement from the club states that, following a number of conversations between the club and HMRC, a plan was agreed to pay the outstanding amount in four instalments, two of which have already been paid. The club has revealed that the current balance outstanding is £11,100 and, as detai...

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  • Featherstone & Hull KR Bring In Name-Changing Sponsorships

    ... construction firm, MLS Group have teamed up with Hull Kingston Rovers to become the new sponsor of the MLS Group Colin Hutton Stand with immediate effect. Supporters were able to appreciate the North Stand’s new look at last weekend’s clash with Featherstone Rovers at KCOM Craven Park after the Hull-based firm agreed a new commercial partnership with the club until the end of 2018. MLS Group was founded by Michael Lingard Smith in 2009 and has been supporting projects in the energy and cons...

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  • Majority Shareholder And CEO Depart Featherstone

    Featherstone Rovers' Super League ambitions may have taken a hit with the announcement that majority shareholder Feisal Nahaboo and chief executive Craig Poskett have left the club. Nahaboo, the founder of the marketing and professional services firm PROBIZ, has bankrolled the Championship club for the past two years and as recently as in the last few weeks was touting moves for big name players such as Leon Pryce, Danny Brough and Eorl Crabtree. But he has now withdrawn his funding and left th...

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  • Rovers Boss Against Dual Registration

    Featherstone Rovers chief executive Craig Poskitt says the dual-registration system is "bad for the integrity of the sport".Rovers have refused to adopt the system, which involves a Championship side partnering with a Super League club so that players can get game-time at the lower level, as have Leigh, Sheffield and Halifax.Poskitt told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "It is not working. I think from Super League clubs’ point of view they will be quite happy saving six-figures per annum with no U...

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  • Eagles Appoint Jones As CEO

    Sheffield Eagles have revealed that former Featherstone Rovers CEO Ken Jones has joined the club as chief executive, while Mark Aston has the new job title of director of rugby. The club have recruited business consultant Jones, who has been managing director of several successful businesses and recently worked with Featherstone as director and chair of their foundation, with a view to strengthening the club's off field operations.The move allows Aston to become director of rugby and focus o...

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  • Featherstone Return To Original Shirt Sponsor

    Featherstone Rovers have announced that Linpac Packaging will be the club's main shirt sponsor for the 2014 season, just as it was in the 1980’s. Linpac first appeared on the Rovers shirt in the 1981/82 season in rugby league’s first ever sponsorship deal. The new agreement will include tickets for Linpac employees, perimeter advertising, hospitality and the chance for Featherstone Rovers to be advertised on the Linpac website as well. The firm makes packaging for the meat and fish, bakery,...

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