Shez updates

Brendan Sheridan, our assistant coach, has reiterated that his biggest battle now in his bid to regain a full recovery from Covid-19 is in coming to terms with how quickly the virus hit him and how close he came to losing his life.

Interviewed on BBC Radio Leeds, he said:

“It’s the mental side that’s proving difficult at the moment.”

Richard Stead, who was interviewing him, put a lot of emphasis on the fact that Shez was only 41 and in good general health and Coronavirus had still taken him to the brink.

Said Richard:

“We were led to believe it wouldn’t strike at people of our age group.”

Said Shez, who was in a coma for two weeks in Pinderfields Hospital at Wakefield:

“Thousands of people who were in a similar situation to me didn’t make it. I can’t thank the doctors and nurses at Pinderfields enough for keeping me down here.”

He also had special praise and thanks for the Rugby League family —– all those people across the sport’s heartlands, especially in Oldham and his home region of Dewsbury and Batley, for their amazing support.

“It’s all been really humbling,” he added.

Shez also appears on this week’s OuRLeague podcast.

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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