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Featherstone Rovers complete amazing “merger” with football club

Featherstone Rovers have completed what the club is calling “a merger” with Featherstone Academically FC to create Featherstone Rovers FC to play alongside the rugby club.

A joint venture between Featherstone Rovers RLFC and Featherstone Academical FC have allowed a combined vision of creating a football club for the community that incorporates the historical and much loved Featherstone Rovers name and crest a reality.

The merger will allow both clubs to continue to promote inclusivity and diversity for everyone who would like to play and represent Featherstone Rovers in another sporting discipline.

The opportunities it will create for this and the next generation of footballers with the backing of Featherstone Rovers RLFC made it an easy decision to form the partnership. Opportunities ranging from hosting Galas at Featherstone Rovers outstanding facilities to creating an open age team with the vision of working towards representation in the football pyramid is now a dream that can become a reality, and something for the whole Featherstone community to get behind.

Martin Vickers; “We are all very excited at the news and we welcome to the Rovers family a really progressive Football Club, with strong memberships at all age levels. We have extremely good facilities here at the Club which have always been open to our community and having another sport here will be a great addition to the Club. Both Clubs already have a strong relationship with Featherstone Academy which will continue moving forward and we hope in sharing our professional environment with the Football team they can go from strength to strength in the future.”

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