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#1 Terry Mullaney

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:30 PM

At the risk of boring people, I thought this was worth posting. A good news story indeed
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#2 TheDuke

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:37 PM

Good news



#3 RugbyLeagueGeek

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:38 PM

Looking great!



#4 yipyee

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:43 PM

That stand looks excellent! !!

They just need to put some bums on the seats!!

Should help cement them as a top tier 2 club and keep them at the top of the championship for many years to come!

#5 TheDuke

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:45 PM

They'll go beyond championship level



#6 sweaty craiq

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:00 PM

They'll go beyond championship level


Agree SL2

#7 Terry Mullaney

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:32 PM

It's the state of the art Centre Of Excellence that excites me the most. As good as and better than most in world rugby league according to Mark Campbell. As well as the obvious benefits to Rovers players it will be a substantial, all year round income generator also.
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#8 tuutaisrambo

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:36 PM

Onwards and upwards....well done all round


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#9 yipyee

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 09:24 PM

Featherstone are growing into a leading semi-pro club, a step up at this time would set them back years........aka leigh, crusaders ....etc

Better to naturally become fully pro on and off the field and step up with a good stable structure in place,

Sheffield are similar but have different battles to fight.....

Edited by yipyee, 21 November 2013 - 09:25 PM.


#10 Rover and out

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 09:52 PM

I think we are close to being fully pro on and off the pitch

#11 Viking Warrior

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:02 PM

similar facilities with the barn and like to thatto heath crusaders......
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#12 JohnM

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:07 PM

Don't be so miserable, VW!  Well done Fev, not least because you are shouting this from the rooftops.



#13 Viking Warrior

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:12 PM

i'm not being miserable, it's true, thatto heath is a centre for england under 16's and has tremendous facilities for an amateur club. what featherstone are doing sounds just like what they have at thatto heath.
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#14 Larry the Leit

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:14 PM

Terry confusing risk with certainty.

Great news about the stand, Fev should do some more publicity about it.

Edited by Larry the Leit, 21 November 2013 - 10:20 PM.


#15 yipyee

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:16 PM

I think we are close to being fully pro on and off the pitch


I agree, very impressive improvements, in many ways a model championship club,

Whats impressive is the ability to raise funds and sponsorship etc.....other clubs should look at this model!!

(The new crusaders are also forward thinking in this respect).

#16 Terry Mullaney

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 11:06 PM

i'm not being miserable, it's true, thatto heath is a centre for england under 16's and has tremendous facilities for an amateur club. what featherstone are doing sounds just like what they have at thatto heath.

Taken from Thatto Heath's application:
The barn – measuring about 45metres by 22 metres -would include an artificial pitch - internal lighting and a roof.
Featherstone Lions have one of those.

At a cost of £350K I think Rovers version has a bit more to offer, such as offices, physio dept, video analysis suite, wrestle area, weights and cardio areas as well as a running track. The club is already fielding enquiries from pro sporting clubs.

'Its state of the art. The best in RL and that includes the NRL' - Mark Campbell, Featherstone Rovers Chairman

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#17 Terry Mullaney

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 11:25 PM

Terry confusing risk with certainty.
Great news about the stand, Fev should do some more publicity about it.

I'm not sure risk comes into the equation Larry as it isn't primarily a commercial venture. First and foremost it's been built for the benefit of the club's playing personnel from scholarship through to first team with the development of future players as a major objective. However, in addition, it will generate substantial year round revenue for the club.
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Posted 21 November 2013 - 11:29 PM

Fev are certainly developing as the leading semi-pro club. That doesn't mean they should be a SL club. For all their good work, they can never be a SL club because the town is too small and the area is already well served by other SL clubs.

But they can be an outstanding semi-pro and feeder club for years o come, just like leading Qld Cup teams down under
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#19 Terry Mullaney

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 11:34 PM

Fev are certainly developing as the leading semi-pro club. That doesn't mean they should be a SL club. For all their good work, they can never be a SL club because the town is too small and the area is already well served by other SL clubs.
But they can be an outstanding semi-pro and feeder club for years o come, just like leading Qld Cup teams down under

Ha ha! We'll see
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#20 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 11:43 PM

Fev are certainly developing as the leading semi-pro club. That doesn't mean they should be a SL club. For all their good work, they can never be a SL club because the town is too small and the area is already well served by other SL clubs.

But they can be an outstanding semi-pro and feeder club for years o come, just like leading Qld Cup teams down under

especially with two other SL  clubs almost within walking distance both of which especially Wakefield  have  far greater potential

 

Of the three clubs in this small area Featherstone are performing far better than the other two  as a sporting organisation but as far as potential to become a power in the game, well that's a different question.

 

If people had opened their minds, and thought about what united them rather than followed the small town rivalries, egos and vested interests and had the courage to get behind the merger in 1995 it might, just might have been a different story.


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