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Featherstone Rovers to start LDRL team

29 Mar 20, 11:38AM 0 Comments

Written by Featherstone Rovers

Following a successful Learning Disability Rugby League taster session, Featherstone Rovers Foundation have announced they will be launching a LDRL Team.

Plans for the LDRL sessions to take place have been put on hold due to the current government guidelines surrounding the Covid-19 coronavirus situation, but, the club is delighted to announce it will be hosting the sessions when it is safe to do so.

The team will be coached by Community Development Officer, Jim Dyson, who spoke about his excitement in working with the team.

Dyson said: “I think it is great that we can announce the launch of our new learning disability side. We have a great working relationship with local care groups and charities, working with individuals with learning disabilities on a regular basis. Many of them are massive Rovers fans so it’s great that they are going to be able to sport the famous Jersey!”

The Rovers LDRL side are also excited to announce the appointment of their assistant coach, Beth Courtman.

Dyson added: “LDRL is all about giving people opportunities to follow their dreams and having known Beth for some time I know she enjoys watching games a lot more than playing. She had a great relationship with last season’s Head Coach and would give him her team sheet before every game and her dream was to be a coach. It gives me enormous pleasure to announce Beth as my Assistant Coach and she will definitely be up for the job!”

If you are interested in getting involved please contact Jim Dyson at

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