Spindles Sponsorship

Date published: Wednesday, August 8, 2012

OLDHAM Rugby League Club’s three separate end-of-season presentation evenings for under-18s, reserves (under-23s) and first team will each be sponsored by Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre.

Topping the bill at the first-team’s big night in the Whitebank social club on Friday, September 14 (7pm for 7.30pm) will be the Jerzey Street Band, a seven-piece group well known on the Manchester musical scene and soon to have an album released in the States.

Said club chairman Chris Hamilton: “We are grateful to Spindles for their continued support.

“Mike Flanagan (Spindles manager) was keen to do what he could to support the club this year and we can now look forward to three good nights to be enjoyed by players, supporters and everyone associated with each of our three teams.”

The celebrations begin on Friday, August 17 at Whitebank (7.30pm) when player-of-the-year and other awards will be made to the under-18s. Admission is £4 adults (under-16s free), which includes pie and peas supper.

The function for the reserves, also at Whitebank, will be on Friday, September 7 (7.30), tickets at £5 including supper of hot-roast sandwiches and potato wedges.

The senior side’s big night out will be one week later, admission £20 a head, including three-course dinner and entertainment by the Jerzey Street musicians.

Tickets for the under-18s (scholarship) and reserves events are available from the Roughyeds office in Lansdowne Road, Chadderton and can also be bought from the social club bar at Whitebank before and after Sunday’s home game against Doncaster.

First-team tickets can only be bought at Lansdowne Road (0161 628 3677), which is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Said Spindles manager Mike Flanagan: “We’ve backed Roughyeds for the last few years. I was keen for our links to continue because it’s good for both of us.

“By sponsoring each of the three presentation nights we are spreading our support across all levels of the club.

“We’ve done that deliberately because we feel Roughyeds, by fielding three teams, are providing opportunities for young people to be involved in sport.”