JUST a reminder that admission to the Players’ Awards Night at the Vestacare Stadium on Friday, November 9 (7.30pm) is by ticket only bought in advance, either online via the Roughyeds online store or by ringing Anne Kearns on 07811 988 426 or John McAndrew on (0161) 633 1791.
The club has to do it this way because of limitations on numbers in the Vestacare club and also a need to make catering arrangements.
A pay-on-the-door policy just wouldn’t work unfortunately.
“Lots of people have said they’ll be coming and everything is in place for a great night with both fans and players.
“People, however, are advised to get their tickets as soon as possible to minimise the risk of disappointment as the event draws nearer. We’ve got to be mindful of the numbers game and the size of the room.”
Tickets cost £12.50 per person and include a hot supper of pie and mash or a vegetarian alternative.
There will also be tombola, raffles and stand-up bingo.
There will be three awards to players, one of them voted on in advance by supporters, plus recognition for club-person of the year and Unsung Hero.
Present will be representatives of Rugby Oldham, the Oldham RL Heritage Trust, Oldham Community Radio and hopefully the Past Players’ Association, whose own annual dinner will be staged at St Herbert’s, Broadway, on the previous Friday, November 2.
Roughyeds fans are told in a message on the back of this week’s Club Cash lottery results:
“Come along to a casual night’s fun with last season’s players.
“It’s a chance to say thank-you (to all the lads) and goodbye to those who are leaving.”
Dress is smart casual and fans are encouraged to wear their Roughyeds replica shirts.
We already know that head coach Scott Naylor and scrum-half Dave Hewitt are staying because Scott has another year to run on his current contract, making him the longest-serving team boss since the formation of the ‘new’ club in 1997, and Dave has started the recruitment drive by signing a new two-year deal.
If anyone needs more information about the Awards Night ring Anne on the above number.