Cam's in love again — with rugby league!

CAMERON Leeming signed for Oldham in June with two objectives — to help Roughyeds to win promotion and, in so doing, to rekindle his love of a sport with which he had become disillusioned.

He achieved both, so much so that he had no hesitation in signing a new one-year deal when opportunity knocked.

“I was at Dewsbury Rams for a spell in the early part of last season, but I was in and out of the team and, to be honest, I fell out with the game a bit,”

said the 24-year-old utility back who quickly made the left-centre berth his own at Oldham, scoring five tries and playing in ten of the last 11 games, including the Promotion Final.

The one game he missed was the hard-fought win at Hunslet in the final game of the regular Betfred League 1 season, a win which clinched a second-place finish.

He pulled a hamstring in the previous game at Coventry Bears and failed a fitness test only a short time before kick-off at the South Leeds Stadium seven days later.

The race was then on to get him back in action for the play-off clash with Doncaster two weeks later.

He played, kept his place in the final and the rest, as they say, is history.

Added Leeming:

“I struggled a bit with the hamstring in the last two games, but I can honestly say I enjoyed every minute of my time in my first season at Oldham.

“It was fantastic to finish on such a high with promotion as the prize. That was the intention from the day I signed and I can honestly say Oldham have given me back the buzz I used to have about rugby league.

“I’ve played in the Championship and it is a big step up, but I’m sure we’ll be fine.”

Head coach Matt Diskin said:

” Cam is a good, strong three-quarter. He’s consistent and reliable and a player I’m looking forward to working with.”

Leeming’ signing takes to seven the number now contracted to Oldham for 2020 — Danny Langtree, Dave Hewitt, Kyran Johnson, Declan Kay, James Worthington, Danny Bridge and Leeming.


Club Cash Lottery

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

he 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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