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Wilkinson injury setback in training

WE are bitterly disappointed and saddened to bring you the news that hooker Matty Wilkinson broke a leg while doing full contact training yesterday.

The thoughts and best wishes of everyone at the club — chairman Chris Hamilton, coach Matt Diskin, his assistants Brendan Sheridan and Jode Sheriffe, and all Matty’s fellow players — are with him.

Matty, who has been told he will need surgery when the swelling has gone down, will clearly miss the start of the season and be out for some time, though it is too early yet to be specific.

Said the chairman:

“This is all about Matty and his welfare, looking after him and helping him all we can to get back as soon as he can.

“He needs an operation and he can’t have it until the swelling goes down.

“I spoke to him yesterday and again today and he’s as well as can be expected, but nobody wants to miss the start of the season, especially in the present circumstances when the lads haven’t played for so long.

“He’s bitterly disappointed, obviously, as is everyone else at the club, for him.

“He has been training really well and, like everyone else, he’s been chomping at the bit to get back on the field, but he’s got all our support behind him and he can be assured that we are all rooting for him. I know supporters will be too.

“As I say this is all about getting Matty sorted and getting him back as quickly as we can.”


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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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