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Promotion Final sponsorship by CDX Security

SUNDAY’S promotion decider between Oldham and Newcastle Thunder — the biggest game at the Vestacare Stadium since Roughyeds went up after beating Keighley Cougars in 2015 — will be sponsored by CDX Security of Warrington.

The company has done various sponsorships with Roughyeds over the last two years, but extended it to full match backing for the promotion semi-final against Doncaster and have now repeated it for this weekend’s big game against Thunder for the right to play in the Betfred Championship next season.

CDX managing director John Roddy is a keen rugby league fan and will be at the game on Sunday with guests.

The company provides a wide range of market-leading security services and solutions to clients across the UK.

The Oldham players will be out pre-match doing their warm-up session in CDX-sponsored training tops and the company also made a donation to the £237 raised by Roughyeds at a Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care.

“We were delighted to have John and his CDX party with us for the Doncaster game and even more pleased to welcome them back for the final,”

said Oldham chairman Chris Hamilton.

Other sponsors at the big game will be the Oldham Past Players Association, headed by John Watkins, who will also be with us for the second game in a row.

Among others, they were represented at the Doncaster game by John Watkins, Ray Hicks, Lou Laverty, Martin Murphy, Tony Finan, Dave Kenway, Adrian Alexander and Mike Elliott.

Pride Merchandise

As the final will be our last game of the season items of Roary’s Pride merchandise will go on general sale before the game from the club shop and on the pitch at half-time.
Roary will be doing the selling, assisted by Sophie Nixon.

Among items available will be Roary pencils and Roary wristbands, each for £1 and water bottles for £2.

Minute’s Silence

We will also be having a minute’s silence before kick-off to pay respects to many with Oldham RLFC connections who have died since the end of last season.

We will particularly remember those named in the match-day programme such as Roger O’Mahoney, Billy Patterson, Dave Parker, Alan Ogden, Lester Chattein, Bernard Halford, Hilda Winslade, Joyce Pilkington, Jim Hallas and Neil Gibbison.

But there will be many unnamed others too, known and remembered by fellow fans, to whom the club will also pay its respects.

Promotion Final Tickets

Pre-match ticket sales are going well and the Roughyeds office will be open from 10am to 6pm today (Friday) for anyone wishing to buy early. The game is not all-ticket but the club is urging fans to purchase in advance if possible in order to facilitate less queuing at the turnstiles.

Purchases are by “cash or cheque only” and prices are £14 adults, £12 concessions and £2 under-16s with a £2 transfer to seats for adults and concessions and a £3 transfer for under-16s.


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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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