OLDHAM RUGBY LEAGUE EX PLAYERS ASSOCIATION

The Heritage Trust is pleased to announce renewed links with the Oldham Rugby League Ex Players Association. We believe that viewers of our website include many former “Roughyeds” and the…

John Fairbank RIP

July 2021 It is with deep sadness that we report the death of former Oldham forward, John Fairbank, at the age of 55. One of the well-known rugby league-playing Fairbank…

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Apology

The Oldham RL Heritage Trust sincerely apologises for the wrong image being attached to the original Mick Coates obituary. We are very sorry for any distress this has caused.

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Apology

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

The members of the Heritage Trust were saddened to learn of the death of former Roughyed, John Rae.
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Longtime Roughyed fan , Mike Dunkerley, has sent the following poem to the Heritage Trust with memories of Watersheddings and the 1950s team.