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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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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: mcandrewj@aol.com) or speak to the club direct on 07904 898177 or email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

The 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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