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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.

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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AS lockdown restrictions start to ease, now is the time for everyone connected with Oldham RLFC to do all they can to help with getting income from our Club Cash lottery back to where it was before the pandemic started to bite.

This is vital for the club and its finances which, as you all know, have taken a massive hit in the past 12 months.

Collectors will be returning to door-to-door visits in the next few weeks and we hope people who suspended payments will pick up where they left off as we strive and work hard to get back to where we were before the pandemic caused us to lose 50 per cent of our lottery income.

Many of our regular punters, who would normally pay a collector, have answered our calls for help by finding other ways to pay and to retain their chances of winning prizes.

To those people we are very grateful and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again for their loyal and continued support.

The lottery, of course, is potentially one of our biggest fund-raisers and for as little as £1 a week — more if you wish — you can help the club immensely and at the same time have chances to win £1,000, £100, £50, £25 or one of ten consolation prizes of £10.

That’s the present prize structure. There’s every chance it will be increased once we are out of lockdown, door-to-door collections start again and we get back to some sort of normality.

In the meantime you can join, or start up again, by contacting the club on 07904 898177 or by email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

For more information about the lottery, and for the “great opportunities” provided by our partnership with the National Youth and Community Development Association (NYCDA) go our Club Cash page.

There, you will find all the results and a detailed statement about getting back to normal with the help of our not-for-profit partners.

All proceeds from the partnership will continue to support the club and help us to meet the aims of our Club Cash activities, particularly in its aims and objectives to be an active stakeholder in the local community.

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