OCL and Greentree lettings sponsor Kit

Date published: Wednesday, February 9, 2011

OLDHAM Rugby League Club is delighted to announce that it has negotiated new kit-sponsorship deals with Oldham Community Leisure (OCL) and with a local property lettings company, Greentree Lettings.

As part of the agreement with OCL and its chief executive Ian Kendall, the Roughyeds reserve team squad has been training at the Radclyffe Athletics Centre and the players will soon be using the pool and other facilities in the Chadderton Wellbeing Centre.

The Reserves play their first game of the season at Whitebank this Thursday, February 10 (7.45pm kick off) against Dewsbury Rams. Admission is £4 adults, £2 concessions and under-16s. The clubhouse and bar will be open as usual.

OCL similarly backed Roughyeds last year and and they were delighted to do so again ahead of the 2011 campaign in the hope that this WILL be the year when promotion is finally achieved.

Said Mr Kendall: “We are very pleased to be able to sponsor a local team. Let’s hope this year Roughyeds make it to promotion. It is very important to us to be involved with local sport.”

He revealed that John Gillam snr., father of our Irish international winger John Gillam, works for OCL at Crompton Pool. “That’s another close connection we’ve got,” said Ian.

The Greentree Lettings logo will be carried on the sleeve — and Greentree will also be backing Roughyeds during the season with other sponsorship initiatives.

Said business development manager Derrick Maguire: “We are proud to be local and proud to get behind our local rugby league club. Rugby League is a religion in Lancashire and Yorkshire.

“The club is going places, and it is attaching a lot of importance to the signing of Oldham boys. That again dovetails nicely with what we at Greentree are all about.

“All things considered it seemed a natural fit. We are happy to be getting behind the team and we hope to be cheering them on all the way to promotion.”

Said Roughyeds chairman Chris Hamilton: “The theme running through both these sponsorships is ‘local’ — local organisations backing a local club. It’s good for the town and the local community. Our thanks go to OCL and to Greentree and we hope the partnerships will be beneficial to all parties.”