Featherstone want to celebrate centenary year in Super League in 2021

Featherstone chief executive Davide Longo says the club are aiming to achieve promotion to Super League this season.

The Rovers have made a couple of big signings ahead of the Championship campaign – Craig Hall, Brett Ferres, Dale Ferguson, Thomas Minns and Wellington Albert.

Featherstone finished fifth in the Championship last season and got to the Grand Final, losing to Toronto in the Grand Final.

Longo said: “It is imperative for us as a club to grow our attendances even further in 2020, we’ve put together a strong team to compete at the highest level in the Championship.

“The support in the play-offs last season was fantastic and we urge any fan that hasn’t been down to the stadium for a while to support us in 2020.

“Our focus for this year is placing Featherstone back to where it belongs, it would be fantastic to see the club playing in the Super League when we will be celebrating its centenary year in 2021.

“We are fully aware of the strength of other clubs in the league and understand the need to be consistent throughout the season, we believe our squad is ready for the challenge ahead.”

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  1. Oh yes a village with a population of 15,000 will make the world sporting media climb over themselves to cover them.
    Seriously I wish Rugby League had such a high profile that this was the case but it isn’t. The game here has to make a decision and realise the future is media based and eyes on the box so they get the advertising revenue. Media companies do not care about attendances , away supporters, who buys what pies etc because they don’t make money from that. They want large viewing ratings so their advertising rate cards can increase in value. That’s the key and that’s how the money can trickle down to the sports.

  2. Believe it or not, there are many fans who still believe in romance, so why not a club from a small mining village with a population of 15,000. At least the majority of the catchment area are died in the wool rugby league, and not many other clubs can boast that. I know many football fans who’s favourite club is Burnley because that have a great history for such a small town. I suppose you believe they should be kicked out of the Premier League at the expense of Leeds United? Yet soccer is billions richer than rugby league, is this because of 3 up 3 down with no restrictions on population or attendances?

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