Roughyed Review goes digital

OUR 24-page match-day magazine, Roughyed Review, goes digital for the first time at Sunday’s big game against York City Knights when we include a Quick Response Code (QR Code) — a type of matrix barcode that can be quickly interpreted by an electronic device such as a modern smartphone.

QR code scanning-software is available for most mobile platforms including iOS and Android.

This week’s programme features a QR code on the back cover. Once scanned, the code will reveal a URL detailing, from 2pm, the full Oldham team to face York, including playing positions.

For a cover price of £3 you can read what Chris Hamilton and Scott Naylor have to say and discover who is featured in this week’s Fan Focus. Could it be you ?

George Cowburn continues his excellent series in which he looks at the Oldham club’s contribution to major events in RL history.

Lucas Onyango tells why he was keen to come back to us to in a backroom capacity on the playing side.

The Oldham RL Heritage Trust provide a pictorial look at Oldham v York games down the years; we examine today’s City Knights in detail; there’s a review of Craig Halstead’s new book, ‘Roughyeds — Against All The Odds’; and we have a picture and story about the rugby league boys and girls of Mayfield Primary School, Derker, who will be involved in a curtain-raiser.

There’s all that, and more, including lots of pictures of your favourite players. As the York game will be our first home league game of the season what better time than this to give Roughyed Review a try.

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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