Some of you may be aware that The Junction Inn on 'the hill' (Hillstores) has recently re-opened, under new management. Two of us have taken the pub on and we are both fans of Roughyeds. Some of the rugby related initiatives that we are undertaking are as follows:
- Free return minibus to all Roughyeds home games and occasional very local away games (Rochdale this season)
- All rugby league games on Sky and terrestrial TV to be shown in the pub (plus NRL on Premier Sports from August), even when there is a clash with other sports (we have a multiscreen facility to allow this)
- Roughyeds memorabilia on the wall
The first free minibus will run for the South Wales home game on Sunday 12th June, 3pm kick off. It will depart The Junction at 2.15pm, returning 10 minutes after full time. If anybody would like to travel on it please let us know asap either by calling in to the pub, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or simply by posting below.
There will be absolutley no charge for use of the bus for any game, all we ask is that users have a drink with us before and/or after the game, or even one day during the preceeding week if you're pushed for time on a matchday.
If there is enough demand, and providing the club have no objections, we will also look at running a bus to more distant away games, although we would probably have to make a charge for this in order to cover some of the cost.
Once we are more established as a business we also intend to support the Roughyeds by way of some form of sponsorship and we are meeting the club's office manager Janet Yewdale in a few days time to discuss how else we might be able to lend our support to the club.
The memorabilia is already on the wall, it is the property of Rugby Oldham, with whom we have also had an informal chat about how we can help them, and features a selection of team photos from the early 50s through to the 2009 squad. We think it looks really well and we place on record our thanks to Rugby Oldham for allowing us to display it.
We hope that some of you will get an opportunity to call in and have a look soon, perhaps we might even see one or two for the televised St Helens v Leeds game tonight (8pm kick off).
It might also interest some of you to know that we are both real ale enthusiasts and Dobcross bitter will be available as of Saturday, alongside the usual selction of products.
Thanks for reading and we hope to see some of you soon.