Adjournment granted

Date published: Thursday, September 9, 2010

WITH the formal agreement of HM Revenue and Customs, Oldham Rugby League Club (1997) Ltd has successfully applied for a High Court adjournment of an HMRC winding-up petition for unpaid tax.

Appearing in court yesterday on behalf of the club, Roughyeds chairman Christopher Hamilton was granted a 56-day adjournment, to November 3, so that legal documentation, required for the debt to be paid, can be completed.

Roughyeds say they are committed, as always, to paying their debts in full and they remain confident about the club’s future now they are in their own ground at Whitebank Stadium.

The club’s statement says sporting bodies are victims of the global economic downturn like everyone else, and Roughyeds are not alone in experiencing financial hardship.

Said Mr Hamilton: “Lots of clubs and businesses are grappling with financial problems, and not just those in rugby league. We are not on our own, that’s for sure.

“Fans can rest assured, however, that we are totally focused as a club on the job in hand — that is to build a secure future at the Whitebank Stadium in the long term and, in the short term, to do our very best to beat York in Sunday’s play-off and thus qualify for our fourth successive Grand Final appearance.”