Dinner sell-out

Date published: Tuesday, July 6, 2010

ROUGHYEDS on Thursday will stage their first major social event in the Whitebank clubhouse — a sell-out dinner to mark the end of chairman Chrisopher Hamilton’s successful year of office as president of the RFL.

“Every table is full. It’s the club’s first big function since we moved into Whitebank and it’s going to be a great night,” said commercial manager Rachael Marsters.

Chris himself will be the main speaker; Super League referee Ian Smith will MC the evening; and the comedian will be Bobby Bender.

++THE Roughyeds Irish international prop Wayne Kerr will be in St Michael’s Primary School, Middleton on Thursday to present certificates to five pupils who have done well at the school in touch rugby.

Mark Bates of Middleton-based Mark Bates and Sons (Ready-Mix Concrete), sponsors of the Roughyeds, is a former pupil of the school and he still has connections there as a friend of the school.

Said Mark: “The children involved have done well at touch rugby, so I thought it would be a great idea to get Roughyeds down to the school and perhaps get the children up to Whitebank for a match.”

In fact, all five children — Jack Dickie, Oliver Dalziel, Amy Dalziel, Marcus Cocking and Sam Ellis — will be Rouhyeds mascots for the day at Sunday’s game against Swinton Lions at Whitebank to see how the professionals do it and to give their own verdict on the man who will present them with their Roughyeds memorabilia, Wayne Kerr.

Also on Sunday, the under-10s of St Anne’s and Fitton Hill will play a curtain-raiser and Roary, the Roughyeds’ mascot, will represent the club at the Hollinwod Together Festival in nearby Limeside Park.