I guess they are not setting up in competition as it's a different part of town. If you go by your argument, should St Annes, Higginshaw and Waterhead shouldn't be in existance if that's the case, as there is less milage than that between the clubs.
Hollinwood haven't a youth section, and there is nothing in the Failsworth region at all rugby wise. So in total, you have quite a decent catchment area for players.
You will find that Oldham RLFC have helped Fitton Hill out numerous times, and will always continue to give them support.
Incidentally, once an amateur club is up and running, attracting numbers is normally down to the club in question and it's section of volunteers. So if a club is needy of players, there are many avenues that they can go down that can bear fruit, one being the Community Sports Development Team, the other is going into local schools themselves. Personally, if I have needed any players to fill an age group, I have gave up a significant amount of my own time and gone into schools and attracted them to my local club.
If it gets any child off a Playstation or Xbox, or causing mayhem, into playing a healthy sport like Rugby League - ideas like this are priceless.
Yet again, another positve step by the club turns around to be another negative.
Edited by oldhamer, 18 July 2012 - 12:40 PM.