Doncaster Dons: Town is trailblazer for sporting innovation - Scarrow

Dons chairman John Scarrow.
Dons chairman John Scarrow.

Club Doncaster has placed the town at the forefront of sporting innovation in the UK, according to Dons chairman John Scarrow.

Scarrow will stay on as chairman and director of Doncaster RLFC - at the request of Terry Bramall - following the club’s recent takeover by Rovers.

And he believes the Championship side can look forward to an exciting new era working in tandem with their footballing counterparts.

“I am really pleased and flattered to have been asked to stay on as chairman at such a key time in the history of the Dons,” said Scarrow, who became chairman in 2010.

“It is a time of real positive change for the club and I really feel like there are no negatives for either party.

“I believe in the Club Doncaster initiative and the vision to create a strong wide spectrum sporting alliance within the borough.

“I have seen this work well across Europe with the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich and in North America. While it’s a new concept in the UK, it is significant that Doncaster is at the forefront of this sporting innovation.

“I am confident that both the Dons and Rovers can work together and share examples of best practice whilst maintaining their very individual identities,” he added.

“The Dons are a very family focused club – as are Rovers – and the more people we can expose to rugby league, especially children, across the borough the better as we aim to build our fan base.

“It is a significant time to be involved in the Dons and these really are exciting times for everyone.”