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Phil's Biggest Match of the Lot!

CONGRATULATIONS and best wishes have been pouring in on social media for two of our popular players who have passed never-to-be-forgotten milestones in their private lives.

Prop Phil Joy married his fiancee, Laura, at St Thomas’s Church, Moorside on Saturday and tomorrow (Tuesday) they head off to celebrate together in Rhodes, one of the Greek islands.

Phil and Laura on their big day
Phil and Laura on their big day

“We knew we’d be restricted by Covid and social-distancing, but everything went to plan and we had a cracking day,”

said Phil (29), who has played for his home-town club since he was 19, clocking up 160 senior games.

He and Laura have a baby son, Harrison, who is already a regular Oldham supporter.

“Laura and I would like to publicly thank all those who have messaged us with best wishes,”

added Phil, who has recently signed a new two-year contract in the hope and expectation that he and the club will together enjoy a period in which Roughyeds become an established Championship club.

Similar sentiments are expressed by our exciting centre Cam Leeming. He and his partner, Steph, have been receiving the congratulations of fans after becoming the proud parents of a baby daughter, Lotte Margot, who weighed in at 7lbs 1oz.

Cam, who runs his own business as a personal trainer in South Leeds, tweeted: “Welcome to the newest member of the team. Lotte Margot Leeming. I’ve never been prouder of Steph, an absolute trooper, who smashed through labour to deliver our beautiful baby girl.”

Joy and Leeming are just two of 21 players whom Roughyeds have already announced as having signed for 2021 and there will be more signing news coming out this week, starting tomorrow (Tuesday) and timed to go out on our social media platforms at 7pm.

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