'Two Bobs' Summer Coaching at Whitebank

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FORMER Oldham RL star Robert Roberts , known all over rugby league land as ‘Two Bobs’, is the Roughyeds’ new community coach, succeeding Danny Newall, who left to take up a new appointment with his hometown club, Widnes Vikings.

One of Robert’s first initiatives will be to lead a rugby league-based Summer Camp for children at Whitebank Stadium, which gets its second run-out tomorrow (Thursday) and which will run every Thursday, apart from August 11, up to and including September 1.

It’s FREE and all parents need to do is to drop their children off at Whitebank and make arrangements to pick them up afterwards.

Run as a joint venture with Regenda, the camp will cater for seven to 12-year-olds inclusive from 10am to noon and for over-12s to 16s inclusive from 1pm to 3pm (every Thursday in the school holidays apart from August 11).

Entry is FREE and ‘Two Bobs’ will make sure that everyone has lots of FUN.

He said: “The children have to enjoy it, that’s what it’s all about. It won’t be anything too serious or too demanding. We’ll have a lot of laughs and a lot of fun while perhaps learning something about the skills of rugby league along the way.

“The stuff we do with the older group will be a tad more serious, but in the main it’s all about children coming along and enjoying themselves in the fresh air.

“I’ve done this sort of thing before in other places and, certainly with the younger group, it’s ideal for parents to drop off their children while they go shopping or something like that and know they will be safe and active.”

Just turn up each Thursday at the appropriate time or ring the Oldham RLFC office on 07904898177 if you need more information.


Club Cash Lottery

SINCE Covid-19 caused us to temporarily abandon door-to-door CLUB CASH lottery collections last Spring there's never been a better time to come on board and help Roughyeds to get through these hugely challenging times.

Why ? The £500-a-week rollover jackpot is back -- not only that there are now TWO £50 prizes and TWO £25 prizes in addition to the first prize of £1,000, a second prize of £100 and ten consolation prizes of £10.

But the return of the jackpot is the big lottery news. It's back this week and it's been won first time out, so next week's jackpot is again £500 but if nobody touches lucky it will go up to £1,000 the following week and increase by £500 a week, if not won, to a maximum of £10,000.

We have seriously missed the regular income from collections on the doorstep, but we cannot thank too much those supporters who have got behind the club in these unprecedented times of hardship by keeping their Club Cash memberships going or, indeed, by joining for the first time, knowing that for £1 a week they can help the club to combat Covid and prepare with confidence for the challenges of Betfred Championship rugby in 2021.

You can send a cheque to cover a set number of weeks; take out a bank standing order -- our preferred option; complete a bank transfer; or pay for several weeks up front by credit or debit card.

You can download a standing order form by clicking on the link at the end of this news release and following the instructions or you can contact our Club Cash administrator John McAndrew (tel: 07980 129541; email: mcandrewj@aol.com) or speak to the club direct on 07904 898177 or email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

he easiest way, though, is to download a standing order form below. The latest prize updates are shown on the form as follows (all for £1): £1,000, £100, £50 (2), £25 (2), a number of £10 consolation prizes and the £500-a-week rollover jackpot.

Best of luck!

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