Featherstone Lions

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Featherstone Lions
Club information
Full name Featherstone Lions ARLFC
Website [http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/featherstonelionsjuniors/]
Colours Blue & White Butchers Stripe shirts and Navy shorts
Founded 1994
Current details
  • Millpond Stadium
Competition Rugby League Conference National Division and CMS Yorkshire league Division 3

Featherstone Lions are an amateur rugby league club from Featherstone, West Yorkshire who play in the National Conference League and the CMS Yorkshire league Division 3. The under-18 team play in the Gilette National Youth League.[1]

Their home ground is the Millpond Stadium.[2] They are the town's second side, after Featherstone Rovers who play in the Championship.[3]


Featherstone Lions are the result of a merger between Jubilee Hotel and Traveller'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.[4]


Featherstone run a junior section in the Yorkshire Junior League with the following teams included

Cubs (Under 6s); Under 7s; Under 8s; Under 9s; Under 10s; Under 11s; Under 12s; Under 13s; Under 14s; Under 15s; Under 16s; Under 17s;

Club honours[edit]

  • NCL Division 2: 1997-98
  • RLC National Division: 2007

Former players[edit]


  1. ^ "RFL - Gillette Champions National Youth League". www.sportfocus.com. Archived from the original on 19 December 2008. Retrieved 8 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Featherstone Lions Fixtures History and Club Information". www.napit.co.uk. Retrieved 8 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "UK Parliament - Early Day Motions By Details". edmi.parliament.uk. Retrieved 8 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "Featherstone Lions". 

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