OJT Communications sponsors the Roden’s

Date published: Thursday, January 13, 2011

WIGAN business man Matt Threlfall has sponsored the Roughyeds’ Roden cousins, Martin and Neil, in the hope that other fans will be encouraged to back those players who are still without a sponsor.

Matt, a half cousin of the Rodens, set up his own business in Wigan a year ago. OJT Communications Ltd instals cables and electrics for computer and telephone systems in shops, schools and business premises.

Proud of his family ties with the Rodens, Matt points out that they were always the best rugby players in the family. He is proud also that Martin and Neil will have huge responsibility for Roughyeds’ success in the 2011 season —- Martin in his triple role as assistant coach, fitness conditioner and player; Neil as club captain and chief play-maker.

Neil Roden sponsored by OJT Communications

“We are a large family,” said Matt, “and when we were boys we all played rugby together at Ince St Williams. We grew up together and I’ve followed the rugby careers of Martin and Neil ever since.

“I’m now in a position in which I can support them publicly by sponsoring them, thus helping them; helping the club; and advertising my business at the same time.

“It doesn’t look good when some players don’t get sponsored. I feel for them. I would hope that all players get a backer before too long.”

Sponsor a player and this is what you get for your money:

**Mention in every home game match day programme and P.A announcements when the player scores

**Player available for photo opportunities and other promotional appearances (subject to availability)

**Signed memento to be presented at end of season dinner

**Two complimentary tickets to the end of season dinner

**Link to your company website from www.roughyeds.co.uk (for company packages)

Listed below are players and sponsors to date with the names of all those who are still available for backing, namely coach Tony Benson, Scott Mansfield, Johnny Walker, Liam Gilchrist, Jack Bradbury, Alistair Williams, Marcus St Hilaire, Tom Woodcock, John Clough and Tom Wood-Hulme.

Said club commercial manager Rachael Marsters: “We are grateful to everyone who is sponsoring a player in 2011 As you can see below there are still several players available. Anyone who is interested is asked to ring me for a chat at the Roughyeds’ office on 0161 628 3677.”

John Gillam sponsored by Nigel Marland
Neil Roden sponsored by OJT Communications ltd
Jason Boults sponsored by Sue and the Spanish Roughyed
Martin Roden sponsored by OJT Communications ltd
Dave Ellison RESERVED
Luke Sutton sponsored by Complete Office Solutions
Danny Whitmore sponsored by AMP Wire
Chris Clarke sponsored by Paul Whalley & Kyle Cook
Ben Heaton RESERVED
Valu Bentley sponsored by Sylvia, David & Margaret
Andy Isherwood sponsored by John & Linda McAndrew
Ben Wood Levers Fish & Chip Restaurant
Mickey Diveney Pizza Hut Oldham
Lucas Onyango Rob the Gardener
Mark Brocklehurst RESERVED
Matt Ashe sponsored by Peter and Maureen Woodhead