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 Millenium Stadium, Amy previously worked in schools and education, while continuing her work with horses on various yards.
Away from the Rovers, Amy is a keen horse rider and competes whenever she can in competitions across the country.
PAUL MARCH – RUGBY LEAGUE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Paul has been involved in rugby league for almost 35 years, both as a player and as a coach.
Having featured for the first time as a six-year-old with Thornhill Trojans, Paul went on to enjoy an illustrious career in the sport’s professional ranks, appearing for Dewsbury, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Hunslet and Keighley.
He went on to coach both the Hawks and the Cougars, having combined semi-professional coaching with community development work for more than five years.
Paul’s aim is to give the young people of Featherstone and surrounding areas an opportunity to get involved in rugby league.
AMANDA COURTMAN – COMMUNITY WELLBEING OFFICER
Amanda joined the Featherstone Rovers back in 2015 and is the Foundation’s Community Wellbeing Officer.
As a qualified lecturer in Early Years, she previously taught at Bradford College and has worked in education for more than two decades, gaining a wealth of experience along the way.
She is also a volunteer for Able2 Pontefract - a charity close to my heart.
Having originally been recruited to successfully deliver the Featherstone Improvers Children in Need funded project, She then moved on to become project leader for the hugely successful Rovers Tots sessions.
Amanda’s roll has now taken on a new focus, delivering a Covid-19 awareness project, and building relationships between the club and the local community.
She absolutely loves her job and meeting so many different people.
TOM HOLMES- CASUAL SPORTS COACH
Tom is currently a first team player for the Featherstone Rovers and works with the foundation as a coach, covering holiday and school camps. He has always been an active person and always tried to stay fit and healthy. Tom is hoping that he can give back to the community via his work through the foundation. His main focus is passing on his knowledge and passion for healthy and active living and ensuring that all the kids are enjoying themselves and having fun in an active and friendly environment.
CRAIG HALL - CASUAL SPORTS COACH
Craig started working with the Featherstone community in 2021 after signing with the club in the previous year. He's been in and around Rugby his whole life, and started playing at 5 years old and loved it ever since. He always says he feels very lucky to be in a position to give back, and enjoys passing on skills to kids who want to learn. He is a laid back character who wants kids to learn and improve but do so with a smile on their face.
REBECCA BEETHAM - ROVER TOTS PROJECT LEADER
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.
BETHANY FLETCHER - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Beth has always had a passion for sports, but after an injury during high school, she wasn't able to enjoy them as much as she used to. Beth got into coaching to stay involved with the sports that she loves. Beth joined the foundation as a community development officer in 2021 after going to college and later getting a degree in sports coaching. Beth also is a volunteer coach for an under 11s grassroots football team and in general enjoys working with the community and children.
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, 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.
JORDAN JAVENS - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Jordan has been passionate about sport since high school, and has taken part in multiple coaching/leadership programmes while he was at Wakefield College. Jordan loves trying and learning different/new sports and enjoys staying active and working out regularly. Jordan comes from a music and drama background, studying the subjects and achieving good grades in both and he always aims to be the best person he possibly can.
JACK BUSSEY - CASUAL COACH
Jack has once again joined the Featherstone Rovers Foundation team after his return to the club for the 2019 season. Jack really enjoys working with both children and adults of all different backgrounds/ abilities. He finds it rewarding getting the best out of them in whatever he is teaching or coaching. Jack is also our lead coach on the Sport England funded project 'Back Onside' which is encouraging men from the local area to become more active.
RACHEL KIERNAN - CASUAL SPORT/ DANCE COACH
I joined the Featherstone Rovers Foundation team as a casual coach in 2019, prior to arriving at Featherstone Rovers I have had a great amount of experience in dance/musical theatre such as performing in many big hit shows and training at a professional theatre school in Nottingham for a year. Away from the Rovers, I am a huge Rugby fan and love dancing on the pitch at match days for the elite All Star squad cheering the rovers on!