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Rovers Return for LINPAC Packaging

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LINPAC Packaging is delighted to announce a new Commercial Partnership with rugby league club Featherstone Rovers for the 2013 season.

In a flashback to the 1980’s, LINPAC Packaging will appear on the Featherstone Rovers playing kit for the first time in more than 20 years as one of their key commercial partners.

LINPAC Packaging has a long association with the town of Featherstone and employs more than 300 at their site in Featherstone. LINPAC PACKAGING appeared on the Featherstone Rovers shirt in 1981/82 in the first ever shirt sponsorship deal in Rugby League and were main sponsors of the club until 1989.

The Commercial Agreement also includes tickets for LINPAC PACKAGING employees, the opportunity for Featherstone Rovers be actively promoted at the site as well as active promotion of LINPAC PACKAGING by Featherstone Rovers through a number of channels.

Featherstone Rovers Commercial Manager Paul Taylor who negotiated the agreement said “I’m delighted that LINPAC PACKAGING will be a key Commercial Partner of the club in 2013. LINPAC on front of the Featherstone Rovers shirt, is one of the iconic Commercial deals in the history of sport in the UK. The association is still warmly remembered to this day by supporters and I am sure the news that we are once again working in partnership with LINPAC PACKAGING after so many years will excite supporters. I am looking forward to working with LINPAC PACKAGING on ensuring that the commercial arrangement works for both organisations as well as for the good of the whole town of Featherstone.”

Graeme Robinson, Managing Director of LINPAC PACKAGING UK & Ireland, said

“As two iconic organisations in Featherstone, it is fantastic that we have been able to re-establish links with Featherstone Rovers and create this new partnership which will be mutually beneficial.

“It is a perfect tie-up for us as a Featherstone-based company with a global reach and international markets to become a sponsor of our local rugby league club.

“We employ many people from the local area who are fans of the club and along with them, LINPAC Packaging wishes Featherstone Rovers lots of luck for the 2013 season.”

Featherstone Rovers Chief Executive Craig Poskitt said “I’d like to thank LINPAC PACKAGING for agreeing to return as a commercial partner of Featherstone Rovers once more. A lot of work is going on behind the scenes and this is tremendous boost to our Destination Super League campaign.”

LINPAC Packaging is Europe’s leading multi-material packaging manufacturer for the Meat & Fish, Bakery, Fresh produce, Fast-Food and Catering industries.  With more than 40 years experience in food packaging safety and security, the company is one of the most trusted brands in the industry.

The Featherstone site is the company’s global headquarters, supported by a network of plants and offices around the world.