About Oldham RLFC

Oldham RLFC, and the Borough of Oldham, have a longstanding tradition of providing an environment for the best local rugby league players to progress. There are many famous names nurtured by the club or its many local community RL clubs, before going on to the first team honours in Oldham and beyond, before often achieving international appearances for England and Great Britain.

This is typified no better than by our very own Mike Ford, who has reached the top of both codes of rugby and now leads the charge for the resurgence of the sport in Oldham. Other famous home grown talent includes Paul and Danny Sculthope, as well as both Kevin and son Jack Sinfield. Current players also include Marc Sneyd and Olly Russell, with Fenton Rogers progressing well too.

As the sport enters a brave new world and the club embraces the opportunities coming from new ownership, there is lots to be excited for. Roughyeds 1876 is a partnership between the club and NYCDA, launched during at the start of 2024 to raise funds for the club's new Community Foundation and associated player development plans. Building on the club's longstanding lottery related offers, fans can support the club this way by playing the NYCDA Weekly Draw, with all proceeds going to support some great work in the community.

For more information on the weekly draw partnership please get in touch with us via the below:
Phone on 0161 537 9724
Email (Weekly Draw Enquiries) lottery@roughyeds.co.uk
Email (Community Foundation Enquiries) haydn.walker@roughyeds.co.uk

Why everyone's a winner

The great thing about our partnership with the NYCDA Weekly Draw is that not only do you get the chance to win cash every week, the partnership allows the club to raise 10s of £1,000s each year to help it grow and support our work in the local community.

£1,000s in cash prizes every week

You could win as much as £10,000 via the Rollover prize whilst supporting your local club and its player development work.

Every time you play...

Every time you play you support Oldham RLFC and its commitment to developing and delivering a successful community and player development programme.

Every time you play you support Oldham RLFC and its commitment to grow our burgeoning community and youth player development programmes as a power for good in the local community.

Where do the proceeds go?

All proceeds from the 'Roughyeds 1876' partnership go towards supporting the club's Development Plan for 2024-2027. Central to this is the establishment and development of an official club Foundation.

Please see below some information on the various key aspects of the club foundations focus:

  • Grows the number of participants, standards and increases retention every year across all forms of the game in Oldham.
  • Ensure all players have access to appropriate playing opportunities through improved player engagement and development.
  • Grows the number of women and girls playing Rugby League.
  • Has strong governance and first-class administration.
  • Targeted support for areas and participants that need it the most

Growing the number of staff and resources at our Foundation will be crucial to achieving these aims and objectives. We will look to continue existing and develop new partnerships with institutions such as local schools, community RL clubs, the governing body and funding partners.

All of this will be shouted from the roof tops via our growing social media presence. These will raise awareness of what we are doing. Images featured here show the real-life impact and success stories of some of our recent activities. Going forward, these projects will engage more and more people in a positive way. Our aim is clear as we look to provide opportunities along the way for local people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, to be associated with the famous Roughyeds club we love.

Community Club Engagement
Mascots on Game Day
Celebrating the Sports History
Family Focused Engagement
Back at Boundary Park
Junior Player Development
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