General Information

Oldham & Tameside Rugby League Service Area is an organisation which supports, develops and promotes Rugby League within East Manchester.

We provide the following services:

– Outdoor ‘play’ Touch Rugby League Programmes

-Funding support to Talented Athletes, Clubs and Volunteers

– Delivery of High Performance Rugby League Talent programmes for U13 & U14 age groups.

– Opportunities and pathways for players, Coaches and Volunteers to progress into Regional, Scholarships and National performance programmes.

– Providing High Quality Coaching to Schools, FE / HE establishments

– Club support in Clubmark, accessing Funding, Facility development.

– Match officials development programmes

The officials of the Service Area are:

  • Chris Chamberlain (Rugby League Development Manager)
  • Steve Molloy (Talent Coach)
  • Steven Nield (Community Coach, Oldham MBC )
  • Shane Eccles (League for All officer)
  • Peter Brooke (Match officials officer)
  • Glynn Knight  (Chair and coaches rep)
  • Garry Highton (Vice Chair)
  • Garry Hepworth (Competitions Director, Treasurer and Schools Rep)
  • Mike Tootill (Head Coach)
  • NW Counties Rep – Jackie Clowes

There are also a Rep from the local community clubs– Waterhead, Oldham St Annes,  Saddleworth Rangers, Hollinwood, Higginshaw, Fitton Hill/ Hathershaw Bulldogs

Also reps from: Oldham League, Oldham RLFC, Oldham Rugby League Trust are invited.

Contact Information

Chris Chamberlain – Rugby League Development Manager

0161 770 1637


Steve Molloy-  Talent Coach

0161 770 3151


Steve Nield -Community Rugby League Coach


Shane Eccles – League for All officer (Touch, TAG & Masters)


Peter Brooke-  Match Officials Officer –

Garry Hepworth – Competitions Director – t: 0161 633 7807 m: 07749 625517 e:

Glyn Knight – Chair – t: 0161 652 4712

Garry Highton – Vice Chair – t: 0161 620 7854

Mike Tootill – Head Coach – t: 01457871933 e:

Social media websites:-



We are currently looking for sponsorship to continue the development of Oldham born Rugby League athletes.

Service Area Development Squads Sponsorship – Sponsors Name/Logo on all Kit

The service area programme consists of development squads of 45 players from Under 13s,14s,15s,16s and 18s from Oldham & Tameside. Kit is worn by all players and coaching staff to matches, training, development and education evenings. The programmes run from March 2012


  • Sponsors of the Service Area kit will have their Name/Logo placed on all the players t-shirts, waterproofs and all coaches training kit.
  • Corporate exhibition stand at the launch evening
  • Front page of the awards night programme dedicated to sponsors
  • Sponsors logo on RFL service area website that receives almost 100,000 hits a month and has links on Oldham Roughyeds websites.

Sponsorship may take the form of:

  • Kit sponsorship,
  • Sponsoring  medals for the Festivals
  • Donating a prize for a raffle
  • Sponsoring a Town team on match day
  • A single donation to help fund an event

For Further details please contact