Major Featherstone Rovers shareholders to discuss massive investment in club

Featherstone Rovers chief executive Craig Poskitt will attend the meeting with major shareholders Feisal Nahaboo and Mark Campbell.
Featherstone Rovers chief executive Craig Poskitt will attend the meeting with major shareholders Feisal Nahaboo and Mark Campbell.

Featherstone Rover major shareholders Feisal Nahaboo and Mark Campbell will hold an emergency meeting in London on Wednesday to discuss an investment of £1m to £2m in the club.

The meeting, which will also be attended by Rovers chief executive Craig Poskitt, follows this week’s announcement that Super League will be reduced from 14 to 12 teams in 2015.

A club statement said: “The meeting is to discuss a £1-2m investment into Featherstone Rovers to continue progressing and developing our facilities to ensure our long term strategy to improve and progress our players and staff at all levels.

“The foresight of the club is to maintain and improve our ever growing infrastructure, supported by our strong philosophies based around discipline. This will underpin our culture and environment which we value highly. We feel that these strong standards and values will provide us with a great opportunity to bring Super League to Featherstone Rovers in the not too distant future.”

In a statement on the club’s official website, Feisal Nahaboo said: “The strength of the Championship has increased with Batley, Sheffield and Halifax exceeding my expectations this season.

“We will now substantially strengthen our chances of promotion and I expect Mark and I agree a strategy and plan for the best interests of the club and fans which will enable us to attract a substantial number of the best youngsters in the country as well as enhancing coaching facilities for the existing squad.

“A sporting centre of excellence costing in the excess of £250k is well underway that will give extra revenues along with giving (new head coach) John Bastian and his staff the best possible platform and facilities.

“We plan to make Featherstone a rugby league fortress and Mark’s contacts and vast knowledge of the game along with my experience in building and running substantial businesses will synergise and formulate one of the most powerful clubs in the country.

“We will also name additional investors who will be amongst associates, clients and suppliers of mine. We will be the club to beat next season and under the rules and regulations of the salary cap we hope to introduce some substantial SL experience.”