Death of former Featherstone Rovers chief

Chris Beaumont had a long association with Rovers.
Chris Beaumont had a long association with Rovers.
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Former Featherstone Rovers chief executive and club director Chris Beaumont has died.

He had a long association with Rovers which began during the time he worked for tobacco company Silk Cut.

Former Featherstone chairman Richard Evans said: “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 through the Rovers and has remained so.”