Home at last!

Date published: Friday, September 9, 2011

THURSDAY, September 8, 2011 will be a day that will live long in the memory of Oldham Rugby League Club’s fans and with everyone else associated with the club from the chairman down.

It was the day the Roughyeds finally came home.

Contrary to what many supporters may have believed, it was only yesterday that the deal to purchase the Whitebank site, and other aspects of the transaction, was finally completed and signed off by the club and other parties.

Club chairman Chris Hamilton said: “With all legalities now formally completed and our future secured once and for all, we are now able to move forward and to plan for the future with certainty.

“I would like to place on record my thanks to Oldham Council, both officers and members, for their assistance in this and also, particularly, to those involved with the club who have shown unwavering support through what has at times been a difficult and frustrating process.”However, we are now firmly focused on looking ahead and we can confirm that the previously postponed fans’ forum will now be rescheduled at Whitebank for Thursday, September 22 at 7.30pm.”

The format will now be in two parts — part one, as previously arranged, will deal specifically with the ground and associated developments, while part two will be a questions-and-answers session with head coach Tony Benson, reserve team coach John Hough and Extended Scholarship coach Phil Costin.

Tickets can be purchased from the club offices in Lansdowne Road, Chadderton (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) at £4, including supper and entry into a raffle to win a 2012 season ticket.

Tickets purchased for the original date are still valid, and anyone with those who can’t make the new date can claim a refund by producing them at the office.