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Roughyeds acknowledge RFL’s stirring leadership

Roughyeds’ chairman Christopher Hamilton has welcomed news of the government’s £16-million loan to support rugby league and has also lauded the RFL’s excellent leadership during the Covid-19 crisis.

The whole sport had worked hard collectively to demonstrate the impact rugby league had on the fabric of its local communities — and government’s recognition of that was a key factor in the decision to loan the sport £16 million to see it through the world-wide financial crisis.

One of rugby league’s longest-serving club chiefs, spanning 22 years, and a former RFL president, Hamilton said:

“Without doubt this is exceptional news for the sport in unprecedented times. Potentially it could be a life-saver for clubs in the three professional divisions.

“Ralph Rimmer, his executive team and the RFL board deserve enormous credit for the stirring leadership they have demonstrated since day one of this crisis.

“Not only that, they have now secured this additional help from government at a time when we are desperately trying to keep clubs in business.

“The importance of clubs to their local communities, which reaches far beyond match days, has clearly resonated with our nation’s leaders and it also underlines the significant role clubs like Oldham play as part of the town’s fabric.

“As the first and possibly the only sport to gain such additional support the RFL can pride itself on a momentous achievement and one of which everybody connected with the game — our club in particular — should be very proud.

“This is not a cure-all solution though and we must all be on-alert to make sure we come out of this pandemic in as strong a position as possible.”

Rugby League is not a wealthy sport and it faced a genuine threat to its future.

These remain challenging times for everyone in the sport, but rugby league can now continue to showcase outstanding sport and continue to deliver positive social and economic impacts on our local communities.

Oldham RLFC is proud and privileged to be part of that.


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Club Cash

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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