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Featherstone Rovers pay tribute to broadcaster Pete Dutton following his passing

Featherstone Rovers have paid tribute to broadcaster Pete Dutton after he passed away over the weekend.

Dutton, originally from Bradford, is a trustee of the Bradford South Foodbank – evidence enough of his superb contribution to the community.

Featherstone paid tribute to Dutton on their website with a classy piece, indicating that all supporters and staff would be joined in a minute of applause in Rovers’ friendly game with Wakefield Trinity – which was impeccably observed.

The club’s statement read: “Staff and officials at Featherstone Rovers are saddened to hear the of the loss of our friend and former colleague, Pete Dutton. To many, Pete will have been the voice of Featherstone Rovers games in recent years. His passion for commentary and rugby league were without equal. He brought an energy and enthusiasm to gamedays and was popular with supporters, staff, and players alike.

“Pete had valiantly battled his illness for some time, we were so pleased that he was able to be part of our Wembley celebrations last year, his matchday fan polls on Facebook would always put a smile on your face.

“Our thoughts at this difficult time are with Pete’s family, his wife Dana as well as Hollie, Bethany and Costa.

“A minutes applause will be held before Sunday’s game against Wakefield in his memory.

“Thank you Pete, rest in peace.”

Everyone at Serious About Rugby League sends their condolences to Pete Dutton’s families and friends.

Photo credit to Featherstone Rovers.

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