Oldham RLFC 1876 Ltd

Bill Quinn, chairman of the Roughyeds, has announced that the board has adjusted the club’s official title to Oldham RLFC 1876 Ltd.

He said in a chairman’s statement:

“Hi, everyone. It’s been a very exciting couple of weeks and more news now.

Chairman and the board as a whole are proud to announce the name change of our great club to

ORLFC 1876 Ltd.

“We felt it was only right to go back to the very start and to recognise everyone who has ever had anything to do with our club,

It is an insult not to celebrate our rich history and not to honour those who went before us. Many of them did great things and the club has a very impressive honours board.

So many people achieved big things for this club and it’s only right that we recognise it. We will be history ourselves one day and hopefully we will have added even more success to the history of our club.

This is also a thank you to our great supporters who have stood by the club for many, many years. In 2026 we will be celebrating 150 years . . . hopefully with success for everyone.

Many thanks, and remember our catchphrase, #StrongerTogether
Your chairman, “Bill Quinn”.

When the Oldham club was formed in 1876 it was known as Oldham F.C. and was one of the 22 clubs who broke away from the RFU in 1895 to form the Northern Union.

The NU then changed its name to the Rugby Football League in 1922.

The club continued to be known as Oldham F.C. until the name was changed to Oldham Rugby League Football Club in 1970 before becoming 1997 Ltd.