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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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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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