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

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: or speak to the club direct on 07904 898177 or email to:

he 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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