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Joining forces to push the game in Oldham

OLDHAM RLFC is pleased to announce that it has had another successful and constructive ‘Partners’ meeting with Rugby Oldham, the Oldham Players’ Association, Oldham Amateur League and the Oldham RL Heritage Trust.

Collectively, all these bodies are working in unison to further advance Rugby League in the borough.

Representing Roughyeds were owner and chief executive Chris Hamilton, in the chair; club ambassador Adrian Alexander and his wife Ginny, a former Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough; John McAndrew, Club Cash lottery administrator who also runs Squad Strengthener with his wife Lynda; and the club’s media guru, Roger Halstead.

Also there to represent their various bodies were Mike Kivlin (chairman) and Ian Wilson (secretary) of Rugby Oldham; Joe Warburton (secretary) and Ray Hicks of the Players’ Association; Phil Bradbury (secretary) of the Oldham Amateur League and Michael Turner (trustee and administrator) of the Heritage Trust.

It was reported that plans to launch an Oldham RLFC women’s team were progressing and that the club was currently in the process of appointing staff. The plan was to play friendlies this year and enter a league in 2023.

Melrose Playing Fields in Chadderton, owned by the RFL but at which Roughyeds have a lease for joint usage with Hollinwood ARLFC, had been given a major facelift (cleaning and painting involving substantial costs) by one of Roughyeds’ vice-chairman John Roddy’s companies.

The next ‘Partners’ meeting will be on Tuesday, August 30 at 12.30pm.

The next monthly meeting of the Players’ Association will be this Monday, August 1 at Springhead Sports and Social Club. starting at 7.45pm.

Memberships, now due, are £10 a year and all players and ex-players will be warmly welcomed.

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