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Murgy ‘proud and privileged’ on his big night out

​OLDHAM RL Club’s David Murgatroyd, better known around the club as ‘Murgy’, said he was ‘proud and privileged’ to be involved in the Oldham Sports Awards at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on Friday night, September 20.

As official club photographer, member of the Roughyeds’ management team, a leading light in the club’s media team, founder and organiser of Roary’s Pride (our new group for under-16s) and a man who will turn his hand or his mic to anything in which he can help his beloved Roughyeds, Murgy was nominated at the Awards Night in the Volunteer of the Year category.

He was well supported by two full tables of his friends and fellow Oldham RLFC fans, including chairman Chris Hamilton.

Murgy and the other Volunteer-of-the-Year nominees — Ian Ward of Santos FC, Kirsty Mallen of Chadderton Park Sports Club and Pam Hazelton of Oldham Netball Club — were called on stage to receive their certificates from netball’s one and only Tracey Neville MBE.

The award went to Pam Hazelton, head coach of Oldham Netball Club, which holds three national titles at under-14s, under-16s and senior levels.

Oldham Netball Club was also named Club of the Year.

Added Murgy (50): “Just to be part of a wonderful event like this is a great honour and a great privilege.

“Pam Hazelton and the Oldham Netball Club fully deserved their awards. My personal congratulations go to them and I would love nothing better than to see Oldham Netball Club at one of our home games one day soon, perhaps acting as flag bearers.”

Picture shows (left to right): John Abrahams (former captain of Lancashire Cricket Club); the Youth Mayor of Oldham, Samah Khalil; the Worshipful the Mayor, Councillor Ginny Alexander; Debbie Abrahams MP; Chris Hamilton; David Murgatroyd.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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