WE at Oldham RLFC are playing our part in delivering the TACKLE-IT campaign in order to make a positive and lasting difference.
We are doing it because Black Lives Matter and Rugby League stands in solidarity with players, coaches, match officials, fans, volunteers, staff and supporters in the fight against racism and, indeed, discrimination of any kind in sport and in society generally.
Our commitment includes having a 13-second window at all league and cup games, starting this Saturday with the visit of Barrow Raiders in the Challenge Cup (12.45pm kick-off), in which the teams will line-up pre-match. It will then be up to the players themselves how they choose to approach it.
Increasing inclusion and diversity, while tackling all forms of discrimination, is key to the growth and success of Rugby League.
The TACKLE-IT action plan is sport-wide and sets out specific measures which the sport is taking together to deliver real change.
We’ll TACKLE IT all right, you can count on that !
THE Challenge Cup tie against Barrow Raiders (12.45pm) on Saturday is to be streamed live on Our League.
It’s FREE to Oldham season-ticket holders and only £4.95 to anyone else who purchases before midnight on Friday. If you leave it until the day of the game it goes up to £10.
Oldham season-ticket holders should note that the activation code they had for the Halifax game will also cover the Barrow game. They do NOT need another code.