Month's loan for Hill

OLDHAM have added to their squad by signing Batley’s young prop Brad Hill on a month’s loan.

Son of former Bradford, Leeds and Halifax front-row man Brendan Hill, the 21-year-old Brad is joining Roughyeds to widen his experience of playing with and against men at Championship level.

Karl Harrison, his agent, was a key figure in brokering the deal which gives Scott Naylor another prop to compensate for the loss of the injured Phil Joy.

Hill played for Bradford amateurs West Bowling as a boy and then passed through the Bradford Bulls academy ranks before moving on to the Bulldogs, where he is in his first season.

He trained for the first time at Oldham last night and may be in the running for a debut at Swinton Lions on Sunday, although he hasn’t played for about a month.

He said: “It’s exciting to move to a new club and I’m looking forward to getting some game time.

“Everybody made me feel very welcome last night.”

Said Naylor: “Brad’s a good, young prospect who’s been in Batley’s 18-man squad a few times. We needed more numbers and this gives me another front-row man with prospects.”

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: or speak to the club direct on 07904 898177 or email to:

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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