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Special England jersey for Remembrance Day Test

England will show their support for the Royal British Legion’s ‘Thank You’ movement by wearing a special commemorative jersey in the Third Test of the forthcoming series against New Zealand at Elland Road which will be played on Remembrance Sunday, November 11.

The Royal British Legion is running a mass movement to say ‘Thank You’ to all who served, sacrificed, and changed our world during the First World War – honouring not only the 1.1 million British and Commonwealth Armed Forces who lost their lives, but also those who played their part on the home front, and those who returned to build a better life for the benefit of generations to come.

Hummel have produced a one-off shirt for the match featuring the poppy – the international symbol of Remembrance and hope – as well as the “Thank You 1918-2018” logo, with £5 from the sale of each jersey going to the RBL. A limited number of shirts will available to purchase from shop.rugby-league.com from November 5 and will be on sale at Anfield and Elland Road on match day.

Simon O’Leary, the Royal British Legion’s Assistant Director of Fundraising, said:

“The First World War left so many legacies that positively impact our lives today, from ground-breaking social change to pioneering innovations. This Centenary of the ending of the First World War is a chance for us all to thank not only the British Armed Forces who fought and gave their lives, but also the thousands who fought alongside them from India and across today’s Commonwealth, and the many men, women and children who played their part on the home front.

“We are very grateful to the Rugby Football League for commemorating the Legion’s ‘Thank You’ movement and wearing the special branded shirts during England’s international matches against New Zealand.”

Jamie Peacock, the former England and Great Britain captain who is now the Team Manager, said:

“The sport of Rugby League, and the England team, are proud to be associated with the courage and sacrifices of our Armed Forces, never more so than this year as we commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.

“We will be visiting the Western Front as a squad next weekend to reinforce that message ahead of the Test series against New Zealand, and I know the players will be proud to wear the poppy and to support the Royal British Legion’s Thank You movement on Remembrance Sunday.”

Tom and George Burgess, the Yorkshire-born twins who now play for South Sydney, launched the shirt with Peacock at the Imperial War Museum in Salford today.

Peacock and the Burgess twins were also presented with copies of a new book that has been published to signal the centenary of the end of the Great War, commemorating for the first time the 69 Northern Union players who did not return from the Front.

The Greatest Sacrifice – Fallen Heroes of the Northern Union, by Jane and Chris Roberts, is available from Scratching Shed Publishing

More information on the Thank You campaign

England play four Tests this autumn, starting against France at Leigh Sports Village on Wednesday (October 17, ko 745pm).

Tickets for the game against France are on sale now at rugby-league.com and are priced at £20 for Adults and £5 for Juniors. ‘Our League’ members can purchase tickets and save 50% on both Adult and Junior prices. Visit www.rugby-league.com/tickets for more details and to book.

Tickets for this Autumn’s International Series against New Zealand are also on sale at www.rugby-league.com/tickets and are priced from £25 for adults and £12.50 for concessions. ‘Our League’ members will get £5 off all ticket categories when purchased through the Our League App or website.

Our League members can also take advantage of an exclusive offer which gives them 3 games for the price of 2, visit www.rugby-league.com/tickets for more information.



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AS lockdown restrictions start to ease, now is the time for everyone connected with Oldham RLFC to do all they can to help with getting income from our Club Cash lottery back to where it was before the pandemic started to bite.

This is vital for the club and its finances which, as you all know, have taken a massive hit in the past 12 months.

Collectors will be returning to door-to-door visits in the next few weeks and we hope people who suspended payments will pick up where they left off as we strive and work hard to get back to where we were before the pandemic caused us to lose 50 per cent of our lottery income.

Many of our regular punters, who would normally pay a collector, have answered our calls for help by finding other ways to pay and to retain their chances of winning prizes.

To those people we are very grateful and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again for their loyal and continued support.

The lottery, of course, is potentially one of our biggest fund-raisers and for as little as £1 a week — more if you wish — you can help the club immensely and at the same time have chances to win £1,000, £100, £50, £25 or one of ten consolation prizes of £10.

That’s the present prize structure. There’s every chance it will be increased once we are out of lockdown, door-to-door collections start again and we get back to some sort of normality.

In the meantime you can join, or start up again, by contacting the club on 07904 898177 or by email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

For more information about the lottery, and for the “great opportunities” provided by our partnership with the National Youth and Community Development Association (NYCDA) go our Club Cash page.

There, you will find all the results and a detailed statement about getting back to normal with the help of our not-for-profit partners.

All proceeds from the partnership will continue to support the club and help us to meet the aims of our Club Cash activities, particularly in its aims and objectives to be an active stakeholder in the local community.

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