Chief Executive of side tipped for Super League provides update on club

Featherstone Rovers are one of the most historic sides in rugby league and look set for a brilliant 2023 having built one of the strongest squads in the Championship but club CEO, Martin Vickers, has reflected on the year and season just gone and it’s very positive.

In a statement shared to their website Vickers documents what Rovers have gone through in 2022 and a list of their acheivements in particular and it’s a very impressive showing.

The club also tweeted the report captioning it as “an update from the back office”.

“As 2022 draws to a close, I wanted to send you all a final note to wish you all a very happy Christmas with your families this year from everyone at the Club. We know it’s been a very challenging year for our Rovers community away from rugby so we do hope you all get some proper family time this Christmas and look forward with plenty of hope for the new year.

“It’s worth reflecting on what our great Club and its supporters have delivered over the last 12 months at a time when the sport is facing a significant overhaul, I don’t always feel that these strengths of our Club are appreciated within the Rugby world so it is worth spelling them out.”

Vickers goes on to bullet-point the brilliant work that club has done in terms of fan initiatives, fan support at games and also work in the community.

– 100% renewals of season tickets in 2023, our 2022 numbers were already our highest numbers for many years
– Record numbers of 1100 junior members
– Championship highest travelling away support in 2022
– 45000 school contact hours delivered by our first team squad within our communities
– 10% increase in home crowds bucking the post COVID trends within the sport
– 2M digital engagements per month
– 300 Squad Builder members, our highest ever numbers,
– 99 Millennium Stadium game days including amateur finals, schools finals, Wakefield FC meaning over 60,000 people have attended game days to watch sport this year
– 100 junior boys and girls have signed up this year for our Rising stars Academy
– Rovers delivered the highest Club ticket sales for Summer Bash
– We delivered our highest ever attendance for a Featherstone Rovers Womens game against Castleford Tigers
– We fielded not one but two LDRL teams in festivals held this year
– We delivered our first ever women’s international between France and Brazil
– We featured in the Championship’s highest viewed League fixture against Leigh

Some of the above are pretty ground-breaking achievements for the side and speak of the brilliant community aspect of rugby league as well.

Rovers will host rivals Castleford Tigers on New Year’s Eve in their first pre-season game and the first game under the leadership of former Super League legend Sean Long.

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