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Rovers volunteers receive national recognition

We are delighted at the news that Featherstone Rovers were given an unexpected boost last week when Commercial Manager Paul Taylor appeared live on the world's biggest sports radio station talkSPORT to highlight the excellent work being carried out by a team of dedicated volunteers at the Big Fellas Stadium.
The team of volunteers led by former player and chairman Paul Coventry and colleague Roger Chalkey are currently undertaking the unique project of constructing two stands transported from the McCain Stadium, former home of Scarborough Football Club. Paul Taylor contacted talkSPORT as the station in conjunction with Wickes were promoting the 2015 Rugby Union World Cup and the need for volunteers for the event.
Paul explained that the youngest volunteer regularly on the site is 61 with many of the volunteers only taking time off to babysit their grandchildren. Presenter Colin Murray and Wickes were impressed with the story and selected the call as the winner of £100 of Wickes vouchers which was kindly doubled to £200 as it was deemed such a worthy cause.
Paul Coventry said "We would like to thank talkSPORT and Wickes for their generosity and for Paul for donating the vouchers to us to help with the construction of the stand. This is a unique project which we are undertaking because we all feel passionate about Featherstone Rovers and it's future."
Featherstone Rovers Commercial Manager Paul Taylor said "The volunteers carrying out the redevelopment of the railway end of the stadium are an inspiration to us all. It is great that their efforts was recognised by talkSPORT and Wickes and I would like to thank Colin Murray for giving me the opportunity on air to give their listeners an insight to the dedication and hard work of our volunteers."

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