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These boots were made for tackling

Tackling-machine Liam Bent, our popular loose-forward, has forged a link with St Chads pharmacy in Lime Green Parade, Limeside, which is little more than a stone’s throw from the Vestacare Stadium. The pharmacy, one of ten which form M & B Healthcare, with a head office in Wigan, has a sister shop in Hollins Road, Oldham.

Thanks to the support and backing of the St Chad’s pharmacy, Bent will go into the new Betfred Championship season in 2021 with two pairs of brand-new boots — one for hard pitches, the other for soft surfaces.

Liam Bent (left) and Martin Molyneux, of St Chad’s pharmacy, showing off the boots outside the Lime Green Parade store.
Liam Bent (left) and Martin Molyneux, of St Chad’s pharmacy, showing off the boots outside the Lime Green Parade store.

Said Bent:

“I can’t wait to carry on tackling in these new boots. I’m very humbled and very appreciative. The start of pre-season training can’t come fast enough. We are all doing the best we can to keep as fit as we can. I’m doing a lot of running and we’ve all been given weight programmes, but there’s nothing to compare with training together as a squad.”

Formerly with Salford Red Devils, Bent prides himself on his tackling. In 24 of the club’s 26 games in all competitions during the promotion season of 2019 he made more than 1,000 tackles — a phenomenal effort.

Roughyeds fans voted him player of the year in both 2018 and 2019 and at the end of each season he received a trophy sponsored by ORSA, the Oldham Roughyeds’ Supporters’ Association, and presented by John McAndrew, the ORSA chairman.

Added Bent, who lives in Wigan:

“I’m looking forward to my fifth season at Oldham and hoping my new St Chad’s boots will bring me good luck.”

M & B Healthcare is a family-based business providing ten pharmacies across the North of England, including the two in Oldham and others in Leeds, St Helens, Wigan, Preston, The Wirral and Merseyside.


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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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