Holland’s say thanks

Date published: Wednesday, October 27, 2010

There will be a Coronation Street flavour at Whitebank on Friday night when Oldham Rugby League Club stage a thank-you function for fans who worked on sprucing up the ground before Roughyeds moved in last May.

Supper will be provided courtesy of sponsors Holland’s Pies, who are official partners of Coronation Street in the famous soap’s 50th year.

“We will have available our limited-edition Coronation Street pies as our thank-you to Oldham fans,” said Gary Brooks of Holland’s Pies, who will head an eight-strong team from the company.

Holland’s sponsor the rugby posts at Whitebank — known as the ‘Holland’s Hs’ — in an exclusive and innovative partnership with Roughyeds.

Added Gary: “We were well pleased with how our sponsorship of Roughyeds went last season. It was a shame about the Grand Final result as it would have been nice to fulfil the dream, but the club and the team have made massive strides since this time last year. The club is far better placed now than it was a year ago.

“We are delighted to be involved with the Thank-You night and to be in a position to also thank the Roughyeds supporters on behalf of Holland’s. After all, if the club had never moved into Whitebank we would never have linked up with Roughyeds.”

Said Roughyeds commercial manager Rachael Marsters: “We are grateful to Holland’s for getting involved with our ‘Thank You’ night. It will be a special night and we are urging fans who worked on the ground to get in touch so that we have an idea of how many people will be coming.”

++WINGER John Gillam, fresh from his try-scoring feats for Ireland, and hooker Danny Whitmore will be among the Oldham Roughyeds players present at Saturday night’s Halloween Party for fans in the Whitebank club.

Admission is £3 adults and £1 under-16s — supper included — and there will be prizes for best fancy dress and most scary pumpkin.

Tickets are on sale at the office in Lansdowne Road, Chadderton (0161 628 3677) or on the bar at the Whitebank club. You can pay on the night but fans intending going are asked to ring the above number for catering purposes.

++ALL this week a rugby coaching camp for seven to 11 year olds is being run at Whitebank by the Roughyeds with about a dozen youngsters in attendance.