Featherstone’s new home shirt unveiled

Featherstone captain Tim Spears (left) and fellow forward Jamie Cording model the new home shirt.
Featherstone captain Tim Spears (left) and fellow forward Jamie Cording model the new home shirt.
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Featherstone Rovers have unveiled their new home shirt for the 2015 season.

It is the first Rovers shirt to be designed and manufactured by technical sportswear partner X Blades whose director Jason Robinson attended the launch night on Thursday.

Former dual-code international player Robinson took part in a question and answer session. He gave insights into his successful career and his thoughts on the progress that Rovers are making. He praised the club’s volunteers who are redeveloping the railway end of the Big Fellas Stadium.

Rovers chief executive Pat Cluskey said: “Launching a new shirt is always an exciting time as it shows that the season is only just around the corner. We were delighted that Jason Robinson was present to help launch the kit and his question and answer session was fascinating and had the audience gripped.

“We’d like to thank everyone who supported the event and purchased shirts on the evening including a special thank you to all the volunteers who helped on the evening to make the event a success.”

At the launch night, the club also unveiled items from the new leisurewear and training range which will be on sale in the Rovers store and online via the official website.

The 2015 home shirt is available at to buy from the Rovers store with sizes available in junior (£33) and adults (men and women designs £45) which is the same price as 2014 .

The Rovers store is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday via the main office at the Big Fellas Stadium and Saturday morning from 10am to noon.

The home shirt and leisurewear range will also be available to purchase online.

Meanwhile, top darts celebrity Wayne Mardle will be in action at a darts exhibition at Featherstone Rovers on Friday, November 28.

Mardle, a former World Championship semi-finalist and now a Sky Sports pundit, will appear at the Big Fellas Stadium in what promises to be an entertaining night for Rovers and darts fans alike.

Mardle is widely regarded as one of the best exhibition players around.

Tickets are selling well for the event, which also features Mardle’s Sky Sports colleague Nigel Pearson – a lifelong Featherstone fan.

And there’s a chance to play Mardle with a draw on the night to stand alongside ‘Hawaii 501’ on the oche – as well as a question and answer session.

Said Mardle: “I’m really looking forward to the event and I always have fun on the exhibition circuit.

“It’s always fun meeting members of the public and playing against them, so I can’t wait to meet the Featherstone fans and West Yorkshire darts fans in general.

“It’s also good timing as it comes just three weeks before the World Championship at Alexandra Palace so everyone will be getting in the mood for that.”

Fans wishing to secure their seat on the night should contact the club on 01977 702386. There has already been a big demand for tickets but general availability is good. Tickets cost £10.