Kits for kids

Date published: Sunday, August 15, 2010

The ‘Kits to Kids’ campaign, being run by the Menzie Yere Foundation and Sheffield Eagles to complement development in rural areas of Papua New Guinea, will have a promotional trailer at Whitebank later today at the Oldham-Rochdale game.

Chris Noble, a Sheffield director, is a leading figure in the campaign in which RL fans across the north are being ured to donate their old rugby kits and football boots for use by children and adults in PNG, the only country in the world where rugby league is the national sport.

Watch out for the trailer when you go to the derby match and if you can help in any way whatsoever the Foundation will be extremely grateful for your support.

Other things to watch out for:

The curtain-raiser between the under-10s of St Anne’s and Saddleworth, kicking off at 1.45pm.

The half-time initiative, promoted by G and G Carpets and Bed Centre of Lees, in which fans can take part in frolics and fun.

The appearance as the Oldham team runs out of the two young mascots from Cornwall whose families have adopted Roughyeds as their northern team.

It should be quite a day and one which Roughyeds officials hope will attract the biggest attendance of the season so far. Kick off is 3pm.

And don’t forget that post-match presentations will take place as usual after the game in the clubhouse concert room.