First-time sponsors on board as we head into a new decade

AS Oldham RLFC gears up for a new decade with major changes on and off the field, the club is delighted to report that its sponsorship portfolio in 2020 will be buoyed by business partnerships with several new companies.

Many are sticking with Roughyeds, having been with us in some cases for many years, but among the club’s new commercial partners for the 2020 Betfred Championship campaign are our new main sponsors CDX Security of Warrington as well as others such as the Oldham Reporter, 1895 Sports and the Donkeystone Brewing Company of Greenfield.

These, and others, will all be featured on playing and replica kit as the promoted Roughyeds and their commercial backers head for a higher division — the Betfred Championship — at the start of a new decade with new chief sponsors, several new signings and a new head coach in Matt Diskin.

By necessity, home games will also be played away from the Vestacare Stadium at the Bower Fold home of Stalybridge Celtic FC, where Roughyeds and their fans enjoyed their stay when the team was last in the Championship in 2016 and 2017.

Whichever way you look at it, the forthcoming season is going to represent a fresh start for Roughyeds after their second promotion in five years.

Said club chairman Chris Hamilton:

“There are a lot of new features about the club as we look ahead to 2020 but one thing is always the same — our gratitude for everyone’s sponsorship and our determination to provide value for money by working together for mutual benefit.

“I say a massive ‘thank you’ to everyone who is backing us commercially in the new 2020 season. Together we’ll face head-on the challenges that lie ahead and hopefully come through successfully at the other end.”

Of the newcomers, CDX Security are heavily involved in Rugby League, providing a wide range of security services to clients across the UK and already well known to many rugby league clubs.

Our new kit suppliers, 1895 Sports, whose co-owner is Warrington Wolves second-row forward Mike Cooper, are also heavily connected in our sport, as you might expect.

Donkeystone Brewing Company is a micro-brewery in Greenfield which produces craft beers in the hills of Saddleworth.

The Oldham Reporter, part of the Quest Media Network, is another newcomer. The paper is now free of charge and delivering 25,000 copies regularly across the region. It’s stable mates include the Tameside Reporter, the Glossop Chronicle and Tameside Radio 103.6 and we will be working with them all in a bid to build our Tameside fan base.

Among those who have been with us previously, and are sticking with us, is the Oldham Times, part of the huge Newsquest operation, which is out every Thursday with comprehensive coverage of all things Roughyeds.

Swans Travel of Chadderton carry the team to away games, as they have done for several seasons, and H Mullaney and Son of Mossley, one of the region’s largest waste management and recycling plants, are back as loyal old timers.

Said Shirley Mullaney:

“We’ve been around the club for a long time, 21 years to be precise. We do what we can to help and I guess we will for the foreseeable future.”

Among other companies who have supported the club previously and are back in 2020 will be Purpose Business and Marketing — “your purpose is our passion” — and Premier Kia, the car dealership which has supported us for several years.

Julie Collins, managing director of Purpose Business and Marketing is on the club’s managerial support team which helps Chris Hamilton to run the club and it’s no coincidence that Purpose staff often assist the club on marketing, admin and programme matters.

Said Julie:

“Purpose is delighted to continue our sponsorship of Oldham RLFC in 2020. We are very excited about promotion and all it will bring to the club.

“Last season was a great season and the team excelled. Bring on 2020 !”.

The Property Buying Company, a national outfit whose nearest office is in Leeds, have also renewed for 2020.

With many years of experience in the property buying arena, the company says it can offer an unparalleled level of customer service with use of the company’s Change Team (an industry first).

From arranging removals, helping to find rental property, or negotiating onward purchases, the company will not only buy your property; it will make sure the transaction is seamless and remove stress and strain from the change-over, while also saving you money.

Club Cash Lottery

In challenging times for businesses we are again stressing our urgent need for more financial support via the Club Cash lottery from both existing and new members.

With door-to-door collections temporarily abandoned, some have paid up front to cover a few weeks; moved to direct debit; or completed a bank transfer but the overall result has seen a drop in lottery income of nearly 50 per cent.

This trend is hitting all clubs and organisations and we have had to temporarily modify the weekly prize structure in line with the number of people taking part.

We still have a weekly first prize of £1,000 and other prizes of £100, £50 and £25 plus some £10 consolation prizes and we urgently and seriously need people to help us on this.

One way is to download a direct debit form here and follow the instructions.

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Shire Self Storage
1895 Sports
H Mullaney & Son
CDX Security
Donkeystone Brewery Co
Purpose Business and Marketing
Oldham Reporter
The Property Buying Company
Swans Travel
Premier Kia
The Oldham Times
University of Salford
Spindles Town Square
Bamford Print