The Oldham Rugby League Heritage trust was formed by a group of Oldham Rugby League Club supporters who first came together in 1995 to discuss those players to be inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame.

At the time it was realised that that in and around the town there were a number of people who owned items such as representative caps, medals and other important items of memorabilia won by and presented to Oldham players and officials down the years, some of whom wished to donate those items to the ‘Hall of Fame’.

To protect the ownership of this collection and at the same time ensure that it was kept available for generations of Oldhamers to come, the trust was formed.

As a result of the trust’s endeavours the people of Oldham now have access to one of the finest collections of rugby club memorabilia and historical information in the world.

This painting depicts the first match at Watersheddings which was played in 1889 vs. Swinton. Oldham wore their trademark red & white hooped shirts for the first time

Team Photos

View our galleries of team, squad and player photographs

Document Archive

Historic documentation such as season tickets, match-day programmes and newspaper articles

Shirts and Memorabilia

A picture archive of the Trust's collection of playing shirts, caps, medals, trophies and associated artefacts

Action Photos

Match images from the rich history of Rugby League in Oldham and beyond.


Latest News


The Oldham RL Heritage Trust sincerely apologises for the wrong image being attached to the original Mick Coates obituary.

Mick Coates RIP

It is with great sadness that the Heritage Trust heard the news that one of our former coaches, Mick Coates, has died suddenly at the age of 61 after being taken ill while out riding his bike in Mossley.

100th anniversary of the Law Cup – May 7th 2021

The Infirmary Cup (Law Cup) was first contested between Oldham and Rochdale Hornets in May 1921. The trophy was donated by the Rochdale MP, the Right Hon A. J. Law with the proceeds of the match being given over to the infirmaries in the two towns.
League Championship Final
May 18, 1957
Odsal Stadium, Bradford
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