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Our very own ‘Murgy’ nominated for top award

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.

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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

The 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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