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Featherstone Lions ARLFC

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History

Featherstone Lions are the result of a merger between Jubilee Hotel and Traveler’s amateur sides in the early 1990s.

Featherstone’s first season, 1994-95, was in the CMS Yorkshire league first Division. At the end of the 1995-96 season, they had won promotion to the Yorkshire League Premier Division and finished 2nd in the table.

They were accepted into National Conference League Division 2 for the 1996-97 season. In 1997-98, Featherstone Lions won promotion to NCL Division 1 as champions, won the Yorkshire Cup beating Siddal in a bad tempered final at Thrum Hall and beat Doncaster in the third round of the Challenge Cup before losing to Hull Kingston Rovers.

Featherstone reached the fourth round of the Challenge Cup, in 1998-99, after beating Hemel Stags before playing Super League side Halifax.
In 2000-01, Featherstone reached the National Cup Final before losing to Thatto Heath at Spotland Stadium, Rochdale. The following year, the Lions narrowly avoided relegation but in 2002-03 were promoted to NCL Premier League. However, they were relegated back to NCL Division 1 in their first season and followed this with another relegation back down to NCL Division 2.

Following this double relegation; Featherstone withdrew from National Conference to rebuild the open age team. In 2006, they joined National League Three which they won a year later under its new name RLC National Division.

Due to all the successful players we have produced over the years, It is our job to continue to bring the same quality of rugby athletes to attain more success in the coming years.

1994-5 The Clubs first season was in the Yorkshire League First Division.
1995-6 Won promotion to premier Div and finished 2nd in the League table.
1996-7 Accepted into National Conference League Division 2.
1997-8 Won promotion to Div 1 as Champions,Won the Yorkshire Cup beating Siddal in a bad tempered Final at THRUM HALL. Beat DONCASTER in the RL Challenge Cup round three before losing to HULL KR in the 4th round.
1998-9 Reached Challenge cup round 4 after beating Hemel Hempstead away lost the next round to then Super League side HALIFAX.
1999-2000 Lost to BARROW in the Challenge cup 3rd round.
2000-1 Reached the National Cup Final losing to Thatto Heath at Spotland Stadium Rochdale.
2001-02 Narrowly avoided relegation.
2002-03 Promoted to NCL Premier League.
2003-04 Relegated to Div 1
2004-05 Relegated to Div 2
2005-06 Club withdrew from National Conference to rebuild the Open Age team.
2006 First season in Summer Conference National League Three.
2007 Second Season n Summer Conference National League Three. Culminating in a successful campaign in WINNING the NL3 Title

Past Players

Leeds Rhinos – Rob Burrows, Huddersfield Giants – John Sharp / Scott Glassel / Joe Fox, Hull FC – Richard Agar / Tom Briscoe / Richard Whiting / Jack Briscoe, Wakefield Wildcats – Jamie Rooney / Danny Cowling / Dale Ferguson, Featherstone Rovers – Danny Evans / Lee Senior / Simon Childs, Bradford Bulls – Simon Tuffs / Keal Carlile, and Castleford – Joe Westerman / Richard Owen 

Where are we 

The teams train and play in Featherstone and the local surrounding area. 

Cost 

The membership fee is £20 per year and training subs are £10 per month per person 

Contact 

For further information of training sessions please contact Nicola Walton-Gray: 

Email: nikki_featherstonelions@yahoo.co.uk     

Facebook: www.facebook.com/featherstonelions   

Website: www.pitchero.com/clubs/featherstonelionsjuniors

 

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