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Old kit donated to schools and others

Hathershaw College pupils will proudly take to the rugby field in future wearing shirts used previously by Oldham RLFC players.

As part of its ever-developing community programme, the club has donated old kit — still in smart condition and perfectly usable — and lots of rugby balls to various organisations, including schools and colleges.

Hathershaw pupils (left to right) Saif Rahman, Jake Travis and Hussain Ali were proud to show off their newly-acquired kit and to wear the historic and traditional rugby colours of the town in red and white hoops.

Jake said:

“We are proud and thrilled to wear Oldham kit. It might even improve our game !”

A couple of rugby teams at Hathershaw will benefit from the club’s initiative as well as the crack under-15s team at Saddleworth School.

Steve Hill, deputy head at St Joseph’s Primary School in Shaw, has agreed to take another batch of ex-Oldham RLFC jerseys out to Africa with him for distribution there.

Heavily involved in the scheme are Lorna Phillip, local schools’ co-ordinator for Oldham Pledge, and former Oldham RLFC captain Gareth Barber, who’s on the staff at Hathershaw.

Roughyeds are also linked into Oldham Pledge and one of their home league games this season — to be announced later — will be dedicated to Pledge, an initiative which is designed to prepare pupils for life after school.

Said Lorna:

“We are trying to recycle all the gear we’ve been donated by Oldham RLFC to as many places as we can.

“We are extremely grateful to the rugby club for this kind gesture.”


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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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