Sponsors looking to build on success with Featherstone Rovers

Featherstone Rovers
Featherstone Rovers

Homebuilder Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire has announced that it will be supporting Featherstone Rovers for the third consecutive season.

The deal will see the Taylor Wimpey logo appear on the lower collar section of Rovers’ official playing shirts for 2016 and the company will be attending a number of home match games to support the side.

Anne Bagshaw, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire, said: “We’re delighted to be extending our relationship with everybody at Featherstone Rovers.

“The club has been built on a strong and proud heritage, and beloved by all in the community, particularly for the work it does with local schools through its Featherstone Foundation, which Taylor Wimpey has proudly been the principle sponsor for the last two years.”

“Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire is passionate about sport and supporting the clubs that matter the most to the people of Wakefield and, with our Colliers Court development so close to the ground, we don’t doubt we’ll be spotting some familiar faces at the games next season.”

Rovers commercial director Paul Taylor added: “Our club is delighted to be partnering with Taylor Wimpey again for another season and we look forward to welcoming homeowners and the team alike at the Big Fellas Stadium.”

Preparations are under way for the annual Featherstone Rovers bonfire and fireworks display, which this year is being held on Saturday, November 7 at the Big Fellas Stadium, starting at 6pm (weather permitting).

The evening will be once again hosted by Danny Mylo and Rosie, from the Pulse FM Breakfast Show and there will be the usual food stalls, inside and outside bars and children’s rides. Entry on the evening is £3 adults with free admission for all under 10s.

Rovers, meanwhile, have announced that due to popular demand they will be going back to the famous butcher’s stripe shirt for the principal kit next season with more details to be revealed next month.

Ticket prices for next season have been announced with match day admission remaining at £18 adults, £12 concessions £12 and £5 under 16s.

Early bird season tickets are available until November 30 for £150 adults, £100 concessions and £40 juniors.

For those who purchase by October 31 there will be a draw for one fan to win the price of their season ticket back and a second draw will take place at the end of November to include all those who have bought season tickets during the early bird period.

Rovers’ chairman Mark Campbell said: “I was really pleased with the team’s performance in the Championship Shield final and I am already looking forward to 2016 and would encourage as many fans as possible to take advantage of this offer.

“With the early bird pricing supporters can gain entry to all Kingstone Press Championship games here at the Big Fellas Stadium plus a match ticket for our game in the Summer Bash at an average of £12.50 a game for adults and £8.33 for concessions. For those under 16, season tickets are only £40 and give entry to all Kingstone Press Championship fixtures home and away, great value for money.”