Rugby boss joins board of OCL

ROUGHYEDS chairman Chris Hamilton has joined the board of Oldham Community Leisure.(OCL)

He will be joined by director of Oldham Race Equality Partnership, Tariq Rafiq.

“These are exciting times for OCL and we have been strengthened by the addition of two quality new board members,” said Stuart Lockwood, OCL’s chief executive.

Mr Hamilton said that since the club was established at Whitebank, it has massively expanded its work in the community — and joining OCL is a major step in the right direction.

He added: “It was a source of pride to be asked to join the OCL board and I will give it 100 per cent because I don’t know any other way.

Anyone with an OCL card is now entitled to 50 per cent off the cost of admission to the Roughyeds’ home games at Whitebank on production of their card at the ticket kiosk situated near the turnstiles on match day.