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Chairman Chris in talks with players

CHAIRMAN Christopher Hamilton met with the whole playing squad after training last night following Oldham’s defeat on Good Friday at home to Hunslet.

It was Roughyeds’ third defeat in their first six Betfred League 1 games and on each occasion their opponents, Workington, Newcastle and Hunslet, have come from behind to win in the later stages.

The chairman and coach Scott Naylor had a long chat after the Hunslet game, as they always do, and didn’t leave the ground until late.

Said Hamilton:

“As a result of that I wanted to speak with the players.

“There is no crisis or panic but, equally, the players need to know, and the fans expect to know, that we are not just sitting back and letting things unfold without addressing matters.

“As much as anything else, it was about reassuring the players that the coaches and myself have faith in them and that we are behind them.

“Fortunately, results in the league have shown that nobody is going to run away with it and, as such, we are still very much in the mix.

“We start again on Saturday (against West Wales Raiders in Llanelli) and everybody is looking forward to getting back out on the pitch”.

He confirmed also that Luke Nelmes and Danny Grimshaw have been absent from training recently, without permission. and said the club remained committed to following RFL protocol in dealing with those situations.

Office opening times

THE Roughyeds office is normally open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 3pm (tel: 07904 898177; email: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk) but next week the office will be closed all day Monday (April 29) and also on Wednesday morning (May 1).

Next week’s opening times therefore will be as follows: Wednesday, May 1 (1.30pm to 3.30pm only) and Friday, May 3 as usual (10am to 3pm).



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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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