PROMOTED Roughyeds will march proudly into the Championship wearing traditional red and white hoops with blue shorts and red and white socks —- historically, Oldham rugby colours for more than a century.
The home kit used in last year’s promotion push has been slightly tweaked by new manufacturers ‘errea’ to provide a more modern look, but it is basically still red and white hoops —- the fans’ choice.
Away from their home base at Bower Fold, Stalybridge, Scott Naylor’s men will again play in pink and grey, but this year the away-kit will be hooped to match the design of the attire used at Bower Fold.
Said club chairman Chris Hamilton: “Red and white hoops were popular with fans last season, so we stay the same. or at least very similar.
“We got a lot of positive feedback last season about pink and grey for the away kit, so we’ve kept the same colour scheme for that while opting for hoops.
“We apologise for the late availability of replicas, but we had a problem when one of the sponsors had to pull out at the last minute.
“We then had to find someone to take their place, which inevitably delayed things even more.”
Priced at £44.99 (adults) and £39.99 (juniors), replicas are available to order on line from 10am today (Wed) by visiting the club website at www.roughyeds.co.uk
and going to ‘shop’.
Season tickets, meanwhile, can be collected from the sponsors’ suite at Whitebank (inside the ground) from noon to 5pm on Monday (February 1) and from 9am to 5pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week.
Receipts for payment need to be produced.
Fans are urged to pick up their season tickets next week to make things easier for admin staff at the first league game of the season in new surroundings at Bower Fold.
Season tickets are still available for purchase at Whitebank, now offering one free game over the course of the season if bought before the visit of London Broncos to Bower Fold on Sunday week, February 7 (3pm).