Consumer champion Checkatrade to partner with one of sport’s most famous competitions

The RFL is proud to announce that consumer champion Checkatrade, the UK’s leading trade directory, is to become an official partner of its flagship competition, the Coral Challenge Cup.

Checkatrade connects consumers with recommended, vetted and monitored tradespeople via an interactive, online database containing the contact details of more than 34,000 businesses. Consumers can search free for tradespeople in their own locality, while trades undergo a vetting process before they can join and be promoted via the platform.

RFL Chief Commercial Officer, Mark Foster, says: “We are delighted to enter into partnership with such an increasingly popular and ambitious brand as Checkatrade.

“There is a strong synergy between the members and consumers of Checkatrade and Rugby League supporters, and we look forward to a mutually beneficial working relationship.”

Mike Fairman, Checkatrade CEO, confirmed: “We’re thrilled to partner with one of sports most famous competitions. The Coral Challenge Cup offers a national platform to support our ambitious growth plans and we look forward to bringing the historic excitement of the Challenge Cup and the Women’s Challenge Cup to our customers and tradespeople, particularly in the North.”

In addition, Checkatrade will become title partner of ‘Try of the Week’ – regularly the most popular piece of content on the RFL’s ‘Our League’ app. Try of the Week will become known as the Checkatrade Try of the Week.

For more information on Checkatrade, please contact Hatch on checkatrade@hatchpr.co.uk or 0113 361 3600

About Checkatrade

Checkatrade, founded in 1998, has over 34,000 trade members and boasts over 4 million customer reviews allowing potential new customers to find the perfect tradesman for them, sure in the knowledge of their pristine track-record and ability.

Checkatrade helps combat the UK’s rogue trader problem by continuously vetting and monitoring local tradespeople such as builders, plumbers and electricians as well as service providers. The idea was born in 1998 after a tornado hit the small West Sussex town of Selsey. Traders poured in from across the country. Unfortunately, some ripped off the inhabitants of the town. Local businessman, Kevin Byrne, realised there was nowhere to check out the traders’ credentials and the company that became Checkatrade was formed.

For more information visit checkatrade.com


Club Cash Lottery

SINCE Covid-19 caused us to temporarily abandon door-to-door CLUB CASH lottery collections last Spring there's never been a better time to come on board and help Roughyeds to get through these hugely challenging times.

Why ? The £500-a-week rollover jackpot is back -- not only that there are now TWO £50 prizes and TWO £25 prizes in addition to the first prize of £1,000, a second prize of £100 and ten consolation prizes of £10.

But the return of the jackpot is the big lottery news. It's back this week and it's been won first time out, so next week's jackpot is again £500 but if nobody touches lucky it will go up to £1,000 the following week and increase by £500 a week, if not won, to a maximum of £10,000.

We have seriously missed the regular income from collections on the doorstep, but we cannot thank too much those supporters who have got behind the club in these unprecedented times of hardship by keeping their Club Cash memberships going or, indeed, by joining for the first time, knowing that for £1 a week they can help the club to combat Covid and prepare with confidence for the challenges of Betfred Championship rugby in 2021.

You can send a cheque to cover a set number of weeks; take out a bank standing order -- our preferred option; complete a bank transfer; or pay for several weeks up front by credit or debit card.

You can download a standing order form by clicking on the link at the end of this news release and following the instructions or you can contact our Club Cash administrator John McAndrew (tel: 07980 129541; email: mcandrewj@aol.com) or speak to the club direct on 07904 898177 or email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

he easiest way, though, is to download a standing order form below. The latest prize updates are shown on the form as follows (all for £1): £1,000, £100, £50 (2), £25 (2), a number of £10 consolation prizes and the £500-a-week rollover jackpot.

Best of luck!

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