Junior Take-Over Day on July 14

​OLDHAM Rugby League Club is delighted to announce that it has Civic backing for its Junior Take-Over Day on Sunday, July 14 when North Wales Crusaders visit the Vestacare Stadium for a Betfred League 1 fixture in which second-placed Roughyeds will be pushing on in their goal to finish top and earn automatic promotion to the Betfred Chgampionship.

Supported by her Consort husband Adrian Alexander, a former Oldham RL prop, the Mayor of Oldham Metropolitan Borough, Councillors Ginny Alexander, officially launched our latest initiative for young Oldhamers and said she was proud to do so.

Young fans are reminded that tomorrow (Wednesday) is the deadline for children to submit an application form to take over one of several game-day roles at the club, in this case on July 14 when the Crusaders come to town.

Forms must be returned to Jenny McGrane at the club by July 3 so act fast and by tomorrow at the latest.

Forms can be downloaded from this link or picked up, filled in and left at the club’s office (tel: 07904 898177) between 10am and 3pm tomorrow.

For this one game only, young fans can take over as club chairman, PA announcer, hospitality suite hosts (2), media manager, club photographer, stand transfer attendant, kit manager, match timekeeper, programme sellers, Golden Gamble sellers and car park attendants.

Children from local schools and local community clubs filled several roles at last Sunday’s home game against West Wales Raiders, including those of flag bearers and player escorts.

Junior sections of local community clubs represented were those from Saddleworth Rangers and Oldham St Anne’s, some of whom doubled-up as members of Roary’s Pride, Oldham RL Club’s newly-launched junior supporters’ club.

Schools present were Failworth, Oasis Academy, Mayfield, St Anne’s and Broadfield.

Senior players Jack Spencer, Ben Calland and Kyran Johnson, all out of action because of injury, featured in a Half-Time Challenge with children in which young fans tried to kick a rugby ball and hit the cross bar from 20 metres out.

Only one youngster has done it in several weeks of trying . . . and he was a Chernobyl child from Belarus.

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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