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.