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Update from club chairman Christopher Hamilton

Hi everybody. I hope you are all following the Government advice and staying safe.

I just wanted to give people a quick update on where we are at the moment.

Firstly, none of us has ever experienced any situation like this so it is important that we all really do follow the advice we are – being given and then we will be able to get back to something like normality sooner rather than later.

From a club perspective there is little we can do in regards to our normal day-to-day operations but we are in contact with our staff, both playing and non playing, and we are trying to make sure they are looked after as much as we can.

Players have been working on fitness regimes, as best as possible, away from the club for a while now but they are obviously limited in what they can do. The coaching staff continue to monitor and adjust this programme as necessary.

I can also inform you that Brendan Sheridan, our assistant coach, is currently in hospital suffering from the virus. In his short time at the club he has become an integral part of what we are doing and is a real livewire.

I have been in touch with him on a daily basis and it goes without saying that I hope all of you will keep him in your thoughts as we wish him a speedy recovery. I would ask that you respect his privacy at this time please.

It underlines just how real this situation is and we would ask you to also please keep an eye out for those more vulnerable than yourself.

The RFL have been doing a fantastic job during the past few weeks in relation to not only keeping clubs up to date on the situation but also in their discussions with Government on behalf of the sport — a standpoint that will only be beneficial in the long run. We are grateful for their support.

Finally the club is still going, albeit not in its usual guise, and we will continue to keep you informed of any developments as soon as we are able.

In the meantime please stay in touch with the club via our website and our social media channels and stay safe.

Take care,

Christopher Hamilton
Chairman
Oldham Rugby League Football Club

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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.

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

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.

Best of luck!

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