Co-operative Championship ‘Kids go Free’ begins this Weekend

Date published: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fans under the age of 16 will be able to attend all Co-operative Championship and Championship One Rugby League fixtures free of charge this weekend thanks to the Co-operative ‘Kids Go Free’ campaign, which begins locally with the Oldham v London Skolars game this coming Sunday, April 17 (3pm kick off)..

The scheme, launched at the start of the season, aims to ease the financial burden on families and engage more people in the sport of Rugby League by enabling children under 16 to gain free entry with a paying adult to all Co-operative games during the schools holidays.

In the case of Oldham RL Club this will also involve the home game against Rochdale Hornets on Good Friday, April 22 (3pm).

Vouchers for under-16s can be obtained up to 4pm on Friday from the Roughyeds’ office in Lansdowne Road, Chadderton (tel: 0161 628 3677) — or up to 4pm each day this week — or from the ticket booth on match day which will be situated close to the turnstiles.

Paul Sculthorpe, Co-operative ambassador and two-time Man of Steel winner, said, “The concept of kids going free to games is fantastic. The more children exposed to the game the better, and to be able to help out families during these hard times is a positive thing.”

The ‘Kids Go Free’ initiative will run throughout the Easter holidays from Thursday April 14 until Monday April 25.

For more information on the ‘Kids Go Free’ initiative go to