Regenda & Roughyeds

Date published: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
PROMOTION-CHASING Oldham Rugby League Club and the Regenda Group are joining forces to improve access to sports and well-being initiatives for residents across Limehurst Village.

“Roughyeds are a key part of our community infrastructure,” said Regenda’s Chris Standish, Limehurst Project Manager.

Regenda will sponsor Sunday’s top-of-the-table clash with North Wales Crusaders at Whitebank (3pm kick off) and will have a major presence at the game along with other community partners.

Added Chris: “Roughyeds are flying high in the league and Regenda are right behind their push for promotion.

“They are excelling off the pitch too in various community projects, not only creating opportunities for local people to watch and take part in sport, but developing new openings for training, work experience and volunteering initiatives.

“Regenda are delighted to work with them on projects which will make a real difference to the lives of Limehurst residents.”

This latest initiative forms part of Regenda’s 10-year Vision for Limehurst Village, which will attract £5m investment over the next two years and provide new homes, new jobs and new community programmes.

Roughyeds were proud to be part of the steering group behind the 10-year Vision.

The club will use Sunday’s big game, expected to attract the best crowd of the season, to showcase various features of the Roughyeds’ work in the community.

Said club chairman Chris Hamilton: “We appreciate the support of Regenda, who quickly welcomed us into the area when we moved into Whitebank in 2010 and have helped and supported us ever since on initiatives to engage with the local community.

“We are constantly trying to look at ways in which we can provide opportunities for local residents and make a significant difference to their lives.”

The club is heavily involved with HEAL (Healthy Eating and Lifestyle) and has accessed funding to run courses in spectator safety up to NVQ level 2.

Thirty-five local people are registered to go on the courses free of charge when it would normally cost £1,000 per person.

Once qualified, there will be career opportunities for them in public-event stewarding.