Player Focus- Harry Maders

Our next player focus is on the youngest member of the squad, Harry Maders.

The 19-year-old has signed his first professional deal with Oldham, his home-town club, and he thus follows in the footsteps of his grandad Denis and his dad Martin, who both played for Roughyeds in the 1960s and 1990s respectively, writes JENNY McGRANE.

Harry spent pre-season with Oldham in 2018 but returned to the community game with Waterhead before finally signing for Roughyeds at the start of this season.

He got into rugby at the age of four after the family returned to Oldham following a spell in Australia.

Even at such a young age his ambition was to play for Oldham like his dad and his grandad.

His rugby hero is New Zealand’s dual-code international star Sonny Bill Williams and in the wider world he has lots of time for Armenian-American internet personality Dan Bilzerian.

In his spare him, Harry likes going to the gym, and he has just started to play the guitar.

He describes himself as the baby of the team, unfunny, outgoing and clumsy, picking Mr Forgetful from the Mr Man series.

When asked who he would take to a desert island he picked team mate Zack McComb.

“There’s never a dull moment with that lad,”

he said.

Thoughts on the season so far?

“Consistently inconsistent. We’ve started to play more consistently now and I believe we will finish second.”

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