Fev fined following crowd trouble

Featherstone have announced that the club has been fined by the RFL following two incidents involving spectators at their home game against Rochdale last month.

Rovers’ statement advises that the governing body found the club in breach of operational rules.

The statement adds: “The club can assure supporters that it is working hard to improve the match-day experience in order to maintain standards that have been set on and off the field.

“The club will increase the number of stewards for the fixture on Sunday against Widnes Vikings and implement a new Crowd Care Text Service number that will link directly to the head steward.

“Furthermore, stewards will be wearing body cams so we can identify any person who persistently uses language not fit for rugby league.”

Featherstone CEO Davide Longo said: “It is hugely disappointing when we receive a fine, the club endeavours to operate in a professional way at all times and we expect our supporters to do the same when representing the club away from our stadium

“Unexpected fines only impact on our spend and potential recruitment further down the line and I am sure no supporter wants this to be the case.

“We encourage fans to be vocal and supportive of the team but this needs to be done in a respectful and family friendly manner.

“Furthermore our club, on and off the field, is building towards an epic end to the year and we ask all Rovers fans to get behind the team and the club like you did on Sunday at Sheffield.

“The club will be increasing its stewarding on Sunday and video surveillance will be in operation along with our new crowd care text service where fans can text the head steward if any incident occurs around you.”

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