Featherstone Rovers Receive Investment from Former Leeds Rhinos Player

Former Leeds Rhinos Player Set to Invest in Featherstone Rovers

In a significant development for the Featherstone Rovers, the Championship club is set to receive a substantial investment from a group of individuals, including former Leeds Rhinos player Paddy Handley.

Featherstone Rovers have faced a series of off-field challenges this year, with several former players publicly revealing that they are still owed outstanding wages by the club. Additionally, the club was recently the subject of a winding-up order from Investec, though this matter is believed to be in the process of being resolved imminently.

As a result of these financial difficulties, Featherstone Rovers’ chairman, Mark Campbell, announced in March that he would step down once the club’s current cash flow issues have been resolved. It is now revealed that Paddy Handley, who had a stint as a player at Featherstone in the late-1990s, is set to become a significant investor in the Championship club moving forward.

“Handley will be part of a group that takes over the leadership of Featherstone Rovers as Campbell steps aside, with the immediate goal of resolving the various off-field issues that have been plaguing the club.”

Furthermore, Love Rugby League has learned that Featherstone Rovers are currently under special measures by the Rugby Football League (RFL), though not to the extent that they are banned from signing new players. The club has recently added the likes of Greg Eden and Ben Nakubuwai to their squad as they aim to make a push for the Championship play-offs this year.

While the RFL declined to confirm whether Featherstone Rovers are in special measures, they stated that a range of special measures are available to the governing body when deemed necessary.

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