Projects

Men's weight management

‘Give Us a Try: Manage Your Weight’ project, is a men only programme which will be free to participants.

The programme will focus on increasing your activity levels and teach you about diet and healthy living for weight loss, how to set goals and monitor your eating and physical activity, and to obtain assistance in making long-term changes to maintain losses.

The programme is aimed at men under 65 years of age who currently do less than three 30 minutes of exercise weekly and/or have a Body Mass Index of above 25.  

Running for 10 weekly sessions, each lasting 1 hour 30 minutes, we will perform measurements at the start and end of the project to measure your success, give you advice and support and provide physical activities.

Places are limited to 15 per programme, so contact us as soon as possible!

Featherstone ImpRovers

The Featherstone Rovers Foundation successfully received a grant from BBC Children in Need to fund the Featherstone ImpRovers Learning Zone. The project provides a learning programme that will improve and develop children's literacy, numeracy and IT skills by using the power of sport to engage and motivate reluctant or less confident learners.

The project runs an after school session a week for 6 weeks, for children in year 5 and 6, at the Featherstone Rovers ground. The children take a stadium tour, taste unusual fruits, creating player profiles and many more fun and exciting games and activities.  They will also meet first team players, who will support them with the activities!

In the 2015-16 school year, we worked with over 100 children. 100% of the children said they felt more confident after taking part in the project. Here is some more feedback:

What do you think of our project?

‘I like this project because it is different every week. Also the rugby players and all of the staff are really nice!’

‘Every time I come, it’s the best day ever!’

‘I think it is really cool and makes learning fun’

‘It is amazing’

 Do you feel more confident?

‘I am not a confident person but it has helped me to open up’

‘I now feel confident, standing up in lessons to share my thoughts’

‘I didn’t know R… before coming to Featherstone Rovers and now we are really good friends’

‘I am more confident to try new things now’

 Do you have a better attitude to learning?

 ‘I normally have a bad attitude but now I know how to have the best attitude’

‘It’s better than school, and school is good’

‘I have tried harder at school’

‘At school I sulked a lot but now I have been here I have calmed down’

‘I have been trying hard in my English, since coming here’

If you would like more information or would like children from your school to take part in the BBC Children in Need Featherstone ImpRovers Project please email

amy.hardman@featherstonerovers.net or call the Community Department on 01977 781674.

 

Featherstone rovers heritage project

The Featherstone Rovers Heritage Project has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and celebrates the history and traditions of our proud northern Rugby League Club, Featherstone Rovers RLFC and its association with the heritage of coal mining in the West Yorkshire town of Featherstone. 

Please visit the website to find out more:

http://www.featherstoneroversheritageproject.co.uk/