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Player Focus on Harry Aaronson

Our next player focus is on another recent signing Harry Aaronson.

As a sports scholar, TASS athlete, England Universities player and his university team’s performance captain, Harry has already made his mark in the world of rugby league.

What’s a TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) athlete ?

It’s an athlete with talent who’s on a support programme to help such athletes to balance the demands of their sport and the demands of their studies.

Harry’s dad is a massive rugby league fan so Harry was taken to watch games while a very young boy and he too was soon hooked on the sport.

He always wanted to play for Oldham, his home-town club, but as events turned out his first pro club was Swinton Lions, to be followed by Keighley Cougars where he he received the Cougars’ Young Player Of The Year Award in 2017 and then made 19 first-team appearances in 2018.

Despite all that he re-signed for Swinton Lions and later came to Oldham on loan, playing his first game in red and white on June 2, 2019 against Doncaster.

Away from rugby, Harry likes to watch Oldham Athletic and he also plays golf. His heroes are his dad and Halifax scrum-half James Woodburn-Hall, while Bradford prop George Milton is the best player he has played against.

Describing himself as a ‘proper top bloke’, he also said he would be ‘ Mr Forgetful’ in the Mr Man series.

Cameron Leeming would be his guest on a desert island. “He’s a good laugh and we’d have a good time,” said Harry,, who summed up the season so far like this:

“We’ve been good in patches but we need to follow up the excellent performances at home against Newcastle and Doncaster by also beating Coventry and Hunslet away to get momentum going into the play-offs’

“Top spot is in Whitehaven’s hands but we’ll hopefully finish no lower than 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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