'Coup' as Army to sponsor RL club

FEATHERSTONE ROVERS is believed to have become the first sports club to enlist the Army as one of its shirt sponsors.

The West Yorkshire rugby league club yesterday announced the 12-month deal with the Army and its careers information office in nearby Wakefield.

Although the financial value of the deal is just 5,000, Featherstone chief executive Andy Prout believes there are far more benefits to the partnership than purely monetary advantage.


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