Curtain raisers this Sunday

Date published: Friday, March 11, 2011

Weather permitting, Roughyeds will open up the new Co-operative Championship One campaign with a curtain-raiser to the Oldham v Gateshead Thunder game at Whitebank on Sunday (3pm kick off).

The under-8s of Saddleworth Rangers and Higginshaw will entertain supporters before kick-off, as will the cheer-leaders group, the Roughyettes.

Roughyeds hope to have a curtain-raiser, or something similar, at all home games over the rest of the season, capitalising on the better weather — hopefully! — as Spring kicks in and then turns to Summer.

Said commercial manager Rachael Marsters: “We’ve had curtain-raisers planned previously this season, but unfortunately we have had to call them off because of heavy rain and the need to protect the pitch.

“We are hopeful that all will be well this Sunday.”