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Grimmer back to take up where he left off

AFTER a season away, Danny Grimshaw has turned back the clock to return to Oldham where he was a regular at centre in the two Championship years of 2016 and 2017.

In those two tough campaigns at Bower Fold he made 39 appearances in total (20 in 2016 and 19 in 2017) before heading off back to Yorkshire to re-sign for his former club Hunslet.

He played only four times for the South Leeds outfit in the season just ended and he is now looking for a fresh start among familiar faces, including those of his new boss Scott Naylor and assistant coach Peter Carey.

Aged 32, he is an experienced utility back, who can play centre, half-back or even loose-forward. He is back on a one-year deal and will provide Naylor with selection options.

“It’s great to have him back,” said the Roughyeds’ team boss. “He’s a good guy to have around the place, both on and off the field, and I know the other lads who were here when he was will be chuffed to know he is coming back.

“Those two years in the Championship were tough, difficult seasons for us, both physically and mentally.

“The boys put their bodies through hell week in and week out, often going head to head with full-time professionals, but ‘Grimmer’ played it tough and did all that was asked of him.

“He still has good speed and agility and he’s a tough, experienced campaigner who will make a big contribution within the squad.

“He chose to leave us and go back to Hunslet after our 2017 relegation season, but he’s keen to come back to us and it’s great to welcome him ‘home’.

“He’s the latest of a few players over the last few seasons who have wanted to come back to us and that in itself shows that players are happy here and that we must be doing something right at Oldham.”

Roughyeds have now announced three signings for next year — Dave Hewitt, Luke Nelmes, Danny Grimshaw — and more are expected next week as recruitment gathers pace.



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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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