Championship minor premiers Featherstone have hailed CEO Andy Prout, following the announcement he is to stand down from the role.
Prout has been in the role for just over three years, and is leaving the club at the end of the week.
Speaking on behalf of the club, Andrew McNeil said: “The club is indebted to the countless hours and huge strides and achievements made under Andy’s stewardship. This year and indeed recent events have been difficult for everyone associated with Featherstone Rovers and Andy has born the majority of these pressures.
“It is impossible to put into words our gratitude to Andy and his family, I’m sure whatever his next steps are in life they’ll be successful for him and we hope to see him around the Big Fellas in 2011.”
Under his stewardship, Featherstone have cemented themselves as a top Championship club and have also made strides in plans to develop their Post Office Road home.
Prout added: “It has been a hard decision to make, and one that I have taken with the full support of my family, the time is right for me to explore and develop other opportunities. The club has come a long way in the last three years, and is very much heading in the right direction
“I have some great memories and hopefully made lasting friendships within the club and across Ruby League as a whole, I am very grateful for the opportunity and experience afforded to me by Featherstone Rovers, the Chairman and the Board of Directors who I am sure will continue to guide the club towards our Super League vision.”