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


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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