Matches switch to Sundays for Barrow Raiders
BARROW Raiders are switching game days for the Super 8s and Play-Offs.
The Super 8s are set to kick-off on July 30 and from that date all home League One matches will be played on Sundays (kick-off 3pm) instead of Saturdays.
The move comes as the club look to attract further sponsorships and increase gate numbers, believing games on Sundays are preferable for supporters.
“After reviewing gate figures, sponsorship sales and club turnover it has been agreed that it would be more financially viable for us to play on a Sunday afternoon at 3pm than any other time of the week,” said Raiders chairman Mike Sunderland.
“We hope the supporters understand the reasoning behind it, we are doing the best thing for the club. We are in the unfortunate position where we need people through the gates, and as a board, looking at the figures, we feel that it would be best to change on a Sunday afternoon.
“We hope the new kick-off time and dates will be conducive to good crowds, and we look forward to seeing supporters in their masses for the Super 8s and the play-offs.”
Barrow, led by coach Paul Crarey, have had a fantastic season so far having reached the Challenge Cup sixth round where they faced Super League Leeds Rhinos and claimed a 38-32 League One Cup Final over North Wales Crusaders at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
Crarey’s side sit second in the League One table, having lost just once at Toronto, in their bid to secure promotion.
Barrow travel to Whitehaven in what should be a magnificent match of rugby league this Sunday.
See you at Craven Park on the Super 8s match days.