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Pride membership ‘fantastic value’ — Roary

Sunday’s game against London Skolars at the Vestacare Stadium (3pm kick-off) will also take the form of a huge ‘Community Day’, one of the biggest we have ever had.

We will be welcoming lots of children from Hathershaw College and about a dozen local primary schools as part of The Oldham Pledge initiative and we will, of course, be launching ‘Roary’s Pride’, our very own junior supporters club for under-16s.

‘Pride’ is sponsored by the Rugby Oldham Supporters Trust, for which we are extremely grateful.

Membership has an annual fee of £10 but for that they get the following Roary’s Pride branded goodies:

  • Cap
  • Draw string bag
  • Water bottle
  • Pin badge
  • Wristband
  • Pencil
  • Numbered certificate
  • A photo of Roary signed by the Lion himself
  • Pride ‘fun’ meetings every six weeks.

“That’s fantastic value for money,”

said Roary, who will be the proudest lion in town on Sunday when he starts to sign up young people to his very own pride.

It was a view echoed by lifelong fan Dave Murgatroyd, who will run the club with his son Nathan, Sophie Nixon, who is 19, and Roary, of course. We might be just a little bit biased but we do genuinely believe that our loveable lion is the best mascot in Rugby League.

To join on Sunday, children will need their £10 membership fee for the year and, ideally, parental or other appropriate adult supervision if they are very young.

Please see montage (below) of some of the items that will be included in the membership package.

You can’t miss the joining area — there will be a table manned by Dave Murgatroyd, Sophie and Roary, of course !

He looks forward to seeing lots of young people on Sunday and sends this message:

Have a great day ! C’mon you Roughyeds !



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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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