Knocked Down By A Feather

Wednesday 28 September, 7:30pm
Knocked Down By a Feather
Former Rovers coach Allan Agar in conversation with Ian Clayton about the glorious day in 1983 when Featherstone Rovers beat the mighty Hull to win the Challenge Cup at Wembley. Followed by screening of that 1983 final in full.

In 1983 Rovers reached Wembley and were to play Hull, a millionaire club. Against all the odds, the Rovers with ten miners from the same colliery in their thirteen, triumphed. Jürgen Bredebusch stood on the terraces with me. He still talks about it today. ‘Mighty Hull knocked down by a Feather.’ He quotes the headline on the back of The Observer newspaper from the day after. In Berlin just before they knocked down the wall I once saw sprayed in foot-high navy blue letters, ‘Featherstone Rovers 14 Hull 12’.– Ian Clayton, Bringing It All Back Home

Allan Agar is a rugby league footballer of the 1970s and 1980s, and coach of the 1980s and 1990s, playing at club level for Featherstone Rovers (twice), Dewsbury, New Hunslet, Hull Kingston Rovers, Wakefield Trinity (captain) and Carlisle, as a Scrum-half, and coaching at club level for Featherstone Rovers, Bramley, and Rochdale Hornets.

Tickets £5. Available from behind the bar. Ticket includes a £5 book voucher to be exchanged at Route‘s book stall on the night of the event.