Tax bill paid off

Date published: Thursday, April 18, 2013

OLDHAM Rugby League Club has paid its outstanding tax debt of just over £6,000.

News of a winding-up petition for that amount from HMRC, to be heard in the High Court on April 22, broke last Thursday  when the club assured fans that its immediate future was secure.
Roughyeds chairman Chris Hamilton has since revealed that the club’s tax liabilities are now up to date, the £6,000-plus debt  having been paid off last Friday.
He added: “We take our responsibilities seriously. Like lots of other people in rugby league we are working hard to keep our heads above water and to make progress in very difficult times.”
The club has moved its administrative and office base from Lansdowne Road, Chadderton, where it has been for several years, to an office in the Oasis Academy on Hollins Road where both Oldham RL teams already train two nights a week on a regular basis.
The club’s new address is Oldham RLFC, c/o Oasis Academy Oldham, Hollins Road, Oldham OL8 4JZ.
Email addresses and club telephone and fax numbers remain the same.
+ As neither Oldham nor new club Oxford still have an interest in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup, both clubs will have two weeks to prepare for their showdown at Whitebank on Sunday, April 28 (3pm) when Scott Naylor’s Oldham go head to head with Tony Benson’s Oxford and the many former Roughyeds players who are now at Iffley Road.
Two of them, Martin Roden and Chris Clarke, were hurt in Sunday’s 22-20 home defeat by South Wales, but they are expected to be cleared for the big game at Oldham.