Rovers host Tigers in derby clash

Featherstone Rovers player Jamie Cording: "This really is a chance not to be missed for any young person wanting to progress in the game."
Featherstone Rovers player Jamie Cording: "This really is a chance not to be missed for any young person wanting to progress in the game."

Featherstone Rovers Academy host Castleford Tigers next Tuesday, September 5, at LD Nutrition Stadium (6.30pm).

It will be Featherstone’s second fixture in a Tri Series of matches for under 15 and under 16 players involving Tigers and Wakefield Trinity.

Featherstone’s side, which is made up of players from Pontefract New College, is coached by Paul March, with Jamie Cording acting as his assistant.

In their first fixture, Rovers lost 36-16 at Wakefield .

Head coach March said: “It is a pleasure to be involved in the first England Talent Pathway fixtures and this opportunity is the start of these young players’ careers.

“Even with the result at Wakefield, we took plenty of positives from the game and have plenty to build on for the next game against Castleford Tigers.”

Cording, Featherstone Rovers Foundation’s community manager, said: “The Academy is a fantastic vision to not only aid young players’ sporting development, but it also gives an award-winning education opportunity from our partners at Pontefract New College.

“This really is a chance not to be missed for any young person wanting to progress in the game and have qualifications behind them, as we believe this is vital for future career opportunities.”