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A Big Thank You From the Chairman

Roughyeds can confirm that all matters relating to 2020 season ticket holders have now been dealt with and wish to place on record the club’s heartfelt thanks to the overwhelming majority of fans who have donated their remaining season ticket money back to the club.

Chairman Christopher Hamilton said:

“There is no doubt that Covid-19 has affected everybody, but the way our fans and sponsors have got behind the club has been quite humbling. An overwhelming majority of fans chose to donate their remaining money back to help the club through this incredibly difficult period which for us, potentially, could be going on without crowds until April.

“Even the few who have chosen to take a refund have pledged their support next year — and we are only too well aware that everybody’s circumstances are different.

“To our loyal fans and sponsors I would like to say how grateful we are for your help and support and, as fans have already seen with the squad we are building for next season, we will be doing out utmost to provide you with a group of players who will bust a gut to reward your faith in us.

“We are hoping to provide an update on playing matters soon and as you will have seen from the recent RFL statement on the 2021 season, clubs, coaches and players, like you, are desperate to get back playing as soon as possible.

“The situation for the club remains a concern as it could be potentially 12 months without trading by the time we are able to get back to playing matches.

“In the meantime, anything you can do to help WILL make a difference whether that be buying merchandise or joining the club lottery, which still remains at much lower levels than pre Covid.”

You can join the lottery via the website and for just £1 a week you can win £1,000, £100, £50, £25 or a consolation £10 in a draw that takes place every Wednesday. Results go on the website soon afterwards.

Due to Covid, we are not doing door-to-door collections at present, but the lottery is still going on. To have a chance you’ve got to be in it though and you can be in there with a shout if you arrange to pay by standing order (our preferred option); or do a bank transfer; or pay a set sum up front by debit or credit card; or even pay by cheque.

Full details are available here but if you are in any doubt whatsoever you can always ring the club on 07904 898177 (leave a contact number and a brief message if necessary) or email the club at: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk or email our lottery administrator John McAndrew directly on: mcandrewj@aol.com

You can even make a huge difference to the club — FOR NO COST TO YOU WHATSOEVER — by joining the RFL’s very own rugby league app, Our League, and informing the RFL on application that OLDHAM is your club, or by earning vital funds for ORSA, the independent supporters’ association, by following the relevant links to ‘Easyfundraising’ whenever you shop online and a percentage of what you spend goes to ORSA.

We expect lots of fans might be shopping online in the run-up to Christmas, especially in view of social-distancing restrictions, so to find out more about this FREE money-raiser please go to ORSA’s ‘Easyfundraising’ section.



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AS lockdown restrictions start to ease, now is the time for everyone connected with Oldham RLFC to do all they can to help with getting income from our Club Cash lottery back to where it was before the pandemic started to bite.

This is vital for the club and its finances which, as you all know, have taken a massive hit in the past 12 months.

Collectors will be returning to door-to-door visits in the next few weeks and we hope people who suspended payments will pick up where they left off as we strive and work hard to get back to where we were before the pandemic caused us to lose 50 per cent of our lottery income.

Many of our regular punters, who would normally pay a collector, have answered our calls for help by finding other ways to pay and to retain their chances of winning prizes.

To those people we are very grateful and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again for their loyal and continued support.

The lottery, of course, is potentially one of our biggest fund-raisers and for as little as £1 a week — more if you wish — you can help the club immensely and at the same time have chances to win £1,000, £100, £50, £25 or one of ten consolation prizes of £10.

That’s the present prize structure. There’s every chance it will be increased once we are out of lockdown, door-to-door collections start again and we get back to some sort of normality.

In the meantime you can join, or start up again, by contacting the club on 07904 898177 or by email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

For more information about the lottery, and for the “great opportunities” provided by our partnership with the National Youth and Community Development Association (NYCDA) go our Club Cash page.

There, you will find all the results and a detailed statement about getting back to normal with the help of our not-for-profit partners.

All proceeds from the partnership will continue to support the club and help us to meet the aims of our Club Cash activities, particularly in its aims and objectives to be an active stakeholder in the local community.

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