Featherstone secure £150,000 from Facilities Trust
Featherstone Rovers Rugby League club has been awarded £150,000 of funding from the RFL Facilities Trust.
The Championship club applied to the Trust for support for a new stand project which includes a 20m extension to the overall pitch, this stand was purchased from Scarborough Council and there are plans for the covered all-seater stand to house additional facilities.
Featherstone Rovers Chief Executive Craig Poskitt said: “It is fantastic news that our application for support has been approved by the board of the RFL Facilities Trust to enable us to press ahead with re-development of the Big Fellas Stadium.
“Quite rightly the application process has been very thorough and we have received excellent support and guidance from Officials. As widely publicised, this is a unique and innovative project which the RFL Facilities Trust clearly recognises and the support we are receiving is a major factor is our plans becoming reality.
“The redevelopment of the Big Fellas Stadium will vastly improve the experience for supporters of Featherstone Rovers and those of visiting clubs.
“It also allows us to increase revenue streams on a match day and diversify non-Rugby League related revenue streams such as creating accommodation for local businesses.
“I’d like to place on record our sincere thanks to Paul Coventry whom I have worked very close with in securing the funding. Featherstone Rovers would also like to thank the RFL Facilities Trust for the support we have received from and look forward to moving the project forward over the coming months.”
Chairman of the RFL Facilities Trust, David Gent said: “We’re delighted to be assisting one of the sport’s great clubs through this innovative project.
“This funding will help Featherstone build on their previous successes and the improvement to their facilities will hopefully attract even more spectators.”
For more information on the RFL Facilities Trust visit: http://www.rflfacilitiestrust.co.uk/about