Building community links in Limehurst Village

Date published: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

OLDHAM Rugby League Club are delighted to announce that they have formed connections with RegendaFirst and City Response Ltd in order to forge community links in Limehurst Village.

The Whitebank Stadium, new home of the Roughyeds, forms part of the Limehurst Village with which Regenda and City Response are heavily involved.

Regenda and City Response are to sponsor two summer coaching camps for children at the Whitebank Stadium, both of which will be exclusively for Regenda tenants on the estate.

Roughyeds will stage the camps, in conjuction with the two organisations, from Monday, August 23 to Thursday, August 26 inclusive and from Tuesday, August 31 to Friday, September 3 inclusive.

They will be planned and run by two of the club’s senior players and leading try scorers, Oldham-born centre Mick Fogerty and Kenyan-born winger Lucas Onyango.

Said Roughyeds chairman Christopher Hamilton: “The club is delighted to secure this sponsorship from RegendaFirst and City Response Ltd.

“It will enable us to provide rugby league and its associate values — discipline, camaraderie, teamwork, healthy diet, fitness and fun, to name but a few — to children of different ages in Limehurst Village and across the area where our club is now building its future.

“This is an integral part ofthe club’s vision and strategic plan to make the Whitebank Stadium a facility for the local community.

“Mick Fogerty and Lucas Onyango are two very experienced players and they are looking forward to working with the young people of Limehurst Village with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment.”

RegendaFirst is part of the Regenda Group, a leading independent North-West housing and regeneration organisation, managing more than 13,000 homes for rent and sale across the region and priding itself on its innovative community projects.

Verity Mason, Project Officer, Regenda Group: “We are please to work in partnership with Oldham Rugby Club to provide such a scheme for young people in the area. As there is no such scheme for young people at present, we hope that the camps will give the them something exciting to do during there holidays and possibly have a positive impact on Anti-Social Behaviour rates in the area.”

City Response Ltd are maintenance contractors for providers of social housing across the North of England.