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Player Focus — Aaron Jones-Bishop

Our next player focus is on our Jamaican international winger and brother of Wakefield Trinity centre Ben Jones-Bishop.

Aaron played twice for Jamaica last year in their victories over Canada and the USA. He has always been around rugby league. He used to watch his brother’s games and started playing as soon as he was old enough, writes JENNY McGRANE.

Cricket bored him and when he tried football he got sick of players diving all over the floor, pretending to be hurt.

He said:

“Once you get the rugby league bug, no other sport compares”

Aaron signed for Oldham because he felt he wasn’t getting enough game time at Doncaster. He needed a change and after he spoke to his friend and former Oldham player Jamel Chisholm he decided Oldham would provide him with a good opportunity for him to get decent game time at a great club. Unfortunately, he suffered a serious knee injury early in the season.

His rugby hero is Leeds Rhinos legend and now Hull KR player Danny McGuire. Best players he has played against are also Leeds Rhinos legends — Rob Burrow, Joel Moon and Ryan Hall.

His hobbies are eating sweets and winding people up. He describes himself as smiley, annoying and as Mr Forgetful from the Mr Man series.

He also says he is the youngest old man of the team . . . just the opposite to Lee Kershaw.

Zack McComb would be his choice of team mate on a desert island because he always rose to a challenge and would do anything if you said he couldn’t or you would time him.

Season so far?

“I think we’ve done okay. We’ve let a few games get away from us but we sit in second so that says it all and I’m confident that we will finish at least where we are.”

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Club Cash

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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