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State of Mind team at Sunday’s game

OLDHAM RLFC will be proud and privileged to host a visit to the Vestacare Stadium on Sunday by representatives of State Of Mind Sport (SOMS) which was established in 2011 after the death of Wigan and Great Britain forward star Terry Newton, who had tragically taken his own life.

The State Of Mind organisation, in which Oldham-born Danny Sculthorpe is heavily involved, has completed a tour of Super League clubs and will now bring this Wellbeing initiative to an end at the Vestacere Stadium, which is rightly said to be a coup for the Oldham club.

Said Oldham chairman Chris Hamilton:

“Mental health is high on the pubic agenda at present so I’m asking fans who will be at our game against North Wales Crusaders on Sunday to go to their stall and see what they do — it could be vital to someone you know.”

A spokesman for SOMS added:

“We deliver mental health sessions across the country and have spoken to , more than 60,000 people in clubs, schools, colleges, universities and businesses plus others to police, fire and ambulance services.”

In the summer of 2018 State Of Mind Sport and the North-West Boroughs’ Healthcare NHS Trust broke the world record for the biggest audience at a meeting of its kind, held at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington.

Three Oldhamers played key roles in the presentation — Danny Sculthorpe, Ian Knott and former Super League referee Ian Smith.

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