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 WELLBEING OFFICER
Sue joined Featherstone Rovers January 2023 as community wellbeing officer. She has started with the lunch club and hopes to be involved in other projects as they come along. Sue says one of the things she loves about working with the community is the company provided both ways. In the case of our lunch club, the attendees wealth of experience means there’s no end to the interesting conversations.
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 - 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.
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.
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.
JACOB MERRICK - CASUAL SPORTS COACH
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. Now Jacob does work for us as a casual coach alongside his University studies at Leeds Becket, where he's doing a degree in physical education.