Jack DoughtyDate published: Friday, September 4, 2015
Chairman Chris Hamilton, staff and players send sincere condolences from Oldham RLFC to the family of well-known sporting personality Jack Doughty, who has died at the age of 82.
Though boxing was his first love (he was manager and coach and ran the Tara gym in Shaw), he also had a great interest in rugby league, playing for Greenacres and Oldham ‘A’ as a young man before injury brought a premature end to his playing days.
He always retained a keen interest in Oldham RLFC, however, and until his health began to fail he was a regular visitor to the Whitebank hospitality suite on match days.
Said Chris: “Jack was a real character who was never afraid to speak his mind. He had strong values and beliefs and was always true to them.
“Stories he told about his life and career always had people listening intently.
“As far as Oldham RLFC was concerned, he was a true supporter of the club through thick and thin. He regularly attended matches and he will be sorely missed.”
Jack’s funeral service and committal will be at Oldham Crematorium, Hollinwood at 3pm on Monday.