A forthcoming initiative we are calling ‘Roughyeds on Tour’ will enable fans to mix and mingle with players, coaches and backroom staff in social settings away from game-days.
It will take the form of a nine-dart challenge at various venues locally with the highest scorers going through to the semi-finals.
Sponsored by Premier Suzuki of Rochdale, the tournament will comprise of four heats, then semi-finals and a Grand Final. Each event will be on a Thursday night after training, starting at 8.30pm.
At each heat there will be a raffle and the winner of the raffle will take part in that heat with the players and staff.
Entry is free to each event and there are excellent prizes on offer for the overall winners - £250 plus a trophy for the outright winner; £100 plus trophy for runner-up; and £50, plus trophy, for third place.
Schedule and venues for the four heats are as follows:
- Heat 1 - Oldham Event Centre - Thursday, June 9
- Heat 2 - Fox and Pine - Thursday, June 23
- Heat 3 - Hopwood Arms, Middleton - Thursday, July 14
- Heat 4 - Springhead Sports, Social Club - Thursday, July 28
Details, dates and venues for the semi-finals and Grand Final will be announced later.