Our Wembley trip latest -- and places still available

​FANS who are booked on the Roughyeds’ trip to Wembley on August 24 are reminded that balances on payments are due before the end of this month.

Some who are going with us on this exciting, value-for-money trip have either paid up front or have started to pay balances that will soon be due.

We are currently in the process of finalising departure times etc and we’ll be in touch when balances are paid.

The trip is a never-to-be-forgotten opportunity to walk on hallowed turf in the footsteps of some of English sport’s all-time greats.

It’s one thing to watch a Wembley final from the comfort of a best-seat viewpoint, courtesy of Club Wembley; it’s something very different to visit the bowels of our iconic national stadium; to soak up the pre-game atmosphere behind the scenes; and then to join the big Wembley parade around the pitch perimeter, looking out for friends and neighbours as you pass by.

Last year, as we proudly showed our allegiance behind the Oldham flag, we heard a chant of “Oldham, Oldham” from high up in the assembled crowd and we looked up to see Kyran Johnson waving frantically to us as we strolled by.

These were memories that won’t be forgotten in a hurry by those who joined us last year on the Roughyeds’ trip and, during the journey down to Wembley, were involved in a draw to see who would have the honour and privilege of carrying the Oldham flag.

This year’s trip is on Saturday, August 24,when we will see two games for the price of one — the Coral Challenge Cup final which kicks off at 3pm and then the inaugural 1895 Cup final, which starts at 5.30pm.

It promises to be a fantastic day out for all rugby league fans — and they can take the pressure and stress out of the trip by coming with us, enjoying the company of fellow Oldham supporters and letting others battle against motorway traffic or worry about the cost of parking your vehicle at or close-to Wembley.

For £65 you get executive coach travel, a Club Wembley seat, an invitation to join in the big Wembley parade and the opportunity to spend a memorable day in the company of fellow Roughyeds supporters.

You will also be supporting and helping YOUR Oldham club because there are still a few seats remaining on the coach and, for obvious reasons, we don’t want to be travelling light if we can possibly avoid it.

To book online go to the roughyeds payments site or call the club on 07904 898 177, preferably between 10am and 3pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Please note that if you are booking ‘over the counter’ between the above times you will need to pay by cash or cheque only.

Anne Kearns, a member of the club’s management team, said:

“We had a brilliant trip last year, as anyone who went on it will testify.

“We’ve only a few seats left but the more we can fill the better it is for the club, especially if we can display the ‘sold out’ notice.

“On behalf of the club I would urge fans who might be thinking about it to take the plunge . . . you won’t be disappointed.

“As part of the RFL we are doing our bit to ensure that the sport’s biggest day is a huge success. We have a responsibility to our governing body to do our best and that’s where you come in because we can’t do it without you.

“Rugby League needs a big presence st Wembley on August 24 and we intend to play our part.”


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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