King of Fans – Gerry Jones

Date published: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Gerry Jones is named Oldham RLFC King of the Fans

Championships sponsor Kingstone Press has named Gerry Jones as Oldham RLFC King of the Fans – a season long hunt to find the best rugby league Championships supporters.

Gerry was nominated for his unwavering support for Oldham, travelling to every game home and away game despite living 36 miles away in Leeds. On hearing the good news Gerry said: “I am chuffed to be crowned King of the Fans. I love the game so I’m really looking forward to Finals Day.”

As part of his prize, Gerry will receive a crate of cider and a family ticket to Championships Finals Day, where he will be welcomed onto the pitch at half time to fly the flag for Oldham RLFC. He is now also a contender to be named ‘Ultimate King of the Fans’ at the Final along with another 22 Kings of the Fans crowned from across the other Championships clubs. In addition to the title, which is the first of its kind, the winning super fan will receive a year’s supply of cider and an England Rugby League money can’t buy prize.

Gordon Johncox, Kingstone Press Cider Managing Director, said:  “We are thrilled to name Gerry Oldham RLFC King of the Fans and to highlight his admirable dedication to the club Gerry truly deserves the title and we hope he enjoys Finals Day.

“We were overwhelmed with the response to the competition which has shown the passion and commitment the fans have for their clubs. It has been a perfect way to celebrate the Championships and importantly reward those loyal fans who come out week after week to support their clubs. We look forward to welcoming all fans from across the sport to Championships Finals Day and crowning the winners.”

Kingstone Press Championships Final Day is the culmination of 26 intense league fixtures and three weeks of nail-biting play-off action. It is set to be a spectacular finale to the Kingstone Press Championships season as six teams battle it out in three thrilling finals at Leigh Sports Village on Sunday 29th September.




Kingstone Press will be creating a dedicated Fan Zone at the stadium providing pre-match entertainment where fans can test their Rugby League skills on a number of different challenges with prizes on offer for the fan who top the charts. On-pitch entertainment and crowd competitions will also run across the course of the day, helping to create excitement and atmosphere at the ground.

Tickets for the 2013 Kingstone Press Championships Finals Day cost from just £15 for adults, £10 for concessions and can be purchased by visiting; or by calling the RFL Ticket Office on 0844 856 1113.

For those who can’t make it on the day, Kingstone Press will be using our social media networks to bring you all the action and atmosphere from the day. Look out for competitions on Twitter @KingstoneCider and