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Player Focus — on-loan Jimmy Beckett

OUR next player focus is on one of our newest loan signings, young prop Jimmy Beckett.

Jimmy’s entry into rugby league was via PE lessons at High School. His local amateur club was Feathertone Lions and it was from there that he moved up in the world by joining the academy at Castleford Tigers.

Before that he had played for Lions against Roughyeds as a 17-year-old in the Challenge Cup. He also represented England Lions at junior level and when he got the opportunity to join Castleford Tigers his embryo career was well and truly under way, writes JENNY McGRANE.

Ultimately joining his home-town club Featherstone Rovers, where he had been a ball boy, was a dream move for him.

They think highly of him at the ground most of us still know as Post Office Road and he has come to Oldham in pursuit of senior rugby against men to give him experience and to prepare him for first-team rugby at Rovers.

He was happy to come here, saying:

“Oldham are a good team. I can only benefit from playing in a side that is going flat out for promotion and where there is a lot of competition for places.”

Away from the rugby field, Jimmy likes going to the gym and socialising. His hero is his Dad.

His rugby hero is prop or second-row for the South Sydney Rabbitohs Sam Burgess

Jimmy describes himself as relaxed, self driven, committed, hard working, dedicated and tough. He would pick Mr Greedy as his Mr Man.

The best player he has played against is Wigan Warriors second-row forward Morgan Smithies.

His choice of team mate on a desert island would be Zack McComb as ‘there is a never a dull moment when Zack is around’.

Thoughts on the season so far?

‘Good season, slow to start but teams can’t handle us once we get going. And where will we finish? “Second, with promotion through the play offs.”


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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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