MEET THE TEAM
AMY HARDMAN – HEAD OF FEATHERSTONE ROVERS FOUNDATION
Amy joined the Featherstone Rovers Foundation back in 2012, after being recruited to the position of Learning Zone Manager.
Her initial role was to operate the BBC Children In Need project, prior to being appointed as Head of Featherstone Rovers Foundation.
Prior to arriving at the Millennium Stadium, Amy previously worked in schools and education, while continuing her work with horses on various yards.
Away from the Rovers, Amy enjoys spending time with her daughter and her Horse Finn.
IAN HARDMAN – RUGBY LEAGUE AND SCHOOL SPORT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Ian was a former player at Featherstone Rovers and now has a combined role with Foundation alongside being assistant coach at the club. Ian has also worked formally as Rugby League Development Co-ordinator at Leeds Rhinos Foundation. He is extremely passionate about further developing the Rugby League in the local area and creating strong links with schools and community Rugby League clubs that can last.
WILLIAM DOBSON - SPORTS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
William joined the team in 2023 as a sport development officer. He is a graduate of York St John university, has played rugby from the age 5, and currently plays for York Barbarians. Will is excited about the prospect of influencing and motivating the future generations, and working closely within the community.
OTIS GOODALL - SPORTS ADMINISTRATOR
Otis joined the Featherstone Rovers Foundation team as a sports administrator in 2021. Otis has worked on and around computers for most of his life prior to being taken on at Featherstone Rovers Foundation, and although that’s what he is used to he really enjoys going around and assisting the other members of the team with their department.
SUE DEAN - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Sue joined Featherstone Rovers January 2023 as community development officer. She runs both the lunch club and the Youth club. Sue says one of the things she loves about working with the community is working with a wide range of age groups.
Sue’s previous experience for over 20 years was working with 3-11 year olds as teaching assistant and also assisting children with special educational needs along with running the schools after school club.
Outside of work Sue enjoys long walks in the countryside with her friends and their dogs.
REBECCA BEETHAM - COMMUNITY WELLBEING OFFICER
Becky was volunteering for the foundation before she started working with us in 2021. Becky runs the tots events for the foundation because she loves working with children, and says that one of the reasons working here is so great is because it doesn't feel like work.
JACOB MERRICK - APPRENTICE SPORTS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Jacob joined the Foundation in 2022 after completing his work experience with us during his time at College. Jacobs favourite sports are cricket and rugby, and he plays both regularly in his free time, and played in his college rugby team. Jacob has recently joined the Foundation full time to undertake an Apprenticeship in Sports Coaching with First Step Training.