OLDHAM RLFC is delighted to announce that the club’s honorary photographer David Murgatroyd has been nominated for the One Future Oldham Sports Awards in the category of Volunteer of the Year.
Although he has been a dedicated volunteer in our media team for several years, he has never flinched from offering his services to the club in many other roles whenever the occasion has arisen.
He is, for instance, a member of the club’s management team and the volunteer leader also of the club’s new supporters’ club for young fans, Roary’s Pride.
He was a driving force behind the creation of Roary’s Pride and, as leader, devotes boundless time and energy to the development and advancement of the new organisation for junior supporters.
That’s not all. Whenever there is a requirement for club chairman Christopher Hamilton to find a volunteer on whom he can rely to work steadfastly on behalf of the club in any one of several capacities, David is always quick to put up his hand.
“On behalf of the club, but also on a personal note, I congratulate David on his nomination and I am thrilled to see that he has been shortlisted as a finalist,” said Mr Hamilton.
“The club relies heavily on its many volunteer helpers, as do all similar clubs, and David is a staunch, loyal and long-serving member of of volunteer team.
“He is perfectly suited to run Roary’s Pride; a proud Oldhamer; a proud supporter of the club he has followed all his life; and a man who remembers and often recalls with affection what the club meant to him as a small boy, just like the boys and girls who are now in Roary’s Pride.”
The One Future Oldham Sports Awards recognise and reward local people for their contributions to community sport in Oldham.
The Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, September 20 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in an evening of entertainment and prize-giving with distinguished and special sporting guests.
Tickets are available on a first-come basis, priced £15, from Eventbrite – Oldham Sports Awards.
Let it be known you are supporting a nominee, David Murgatroyd, and theorganisers will bear that in mind when organising table plans.
Jeremy Broadbent is the chair of One Future Oldham Sports Awards and an Ambassador for Oldham, while Oldham-born Kevin Sinfield, of Leeds Rhinos and Great Britain RL, is also an Ambassador for Oldham Sports Awards.