Featherstone have set out their ambitions for reaching Super League in 2015.
The Championship winners, who have topped the table in each of the last two seasons, didn’t apply for Super League last time round, but will be looking to be first in the queue when the top flight is next open to new admissions.
Director Mark Campbell said: “I believe we have a fantastic opportunity of gaining a licence in 2014. Whilst we continue to dominate the Championship we are also developing our player pathway for the outstanding talent on our doorstep – already a notable success in Zak Hardaker, I see no reason why we can’t continue the success we have all enjoyed with Daryl at the helm.
“However to apply for a licence we must improve as a business off the field to allow the club to keep improving on it. The ingredients of this are to be sustainable which includes a target of raising our turnover from 1m to 2m in 18 months, In my opinion this is totally realistic with the right expertise and drive on the board.”
Featherstone are looking for a commercial partner to help them on “Destination Super League“, as they continue with plans to re-develop the Bigfellas Stadium. Two 1300 seater stands have been purchased from Scarborough FC, and the club also owns the 17 acre site the ground sits on.
Campbell added: “I’m sure we all want this club back in Super League, let’s not let this opportunity slip through our hands!”
The club is holding an AGM on February 20th to discuss the make up of the board.
Featherstone’s first game, against Oldham in the Northern Rail Cup on Sunday, was postponed, but has been re-arranged for Wednesday evening.