After serving as Chairman of Rugby Oldham from 2007 Iain Taylor has stood down but will remain a member of the Board where his expertise will continue to be of great use. A popular figure, Iain is a former PA Announcer for Oldham RLFC and host of several dinners and fund raising events in times past.
His replacement as Chairman is Geoff Cooke, a Board member since the formation of Rugby Oldham. Geoff was the publisher of the Roughyed fanzine in the 1990's at the time of the Oldham Bears. From 1997 to 2001 he edited the new club's programme and as proprietor of Saddleworth Sports was a regular sponsor at Roughyed matches and programme advertiser.
For the first time Rugby Oldham has appointed a Vice-chairman in the form of Tim Hughes a local solicitor and keen Oldham fan like his father before him.
In addition Mike Kivlin, a Roughyeds fanatic and occasional sponsor, takes over as Membership Secretary.
Rugby Oldham continues to boast a talented and committed team of Board members offering support to professional, amateur and junior rugby in the town.
Rugby Oldham is not a Supporters Club in the sense that ORSA is. We fully support ORSA's commitment to fund raising for the day to day financing of ORLFC. However, Rugby Oldham is and always has been interested in the issue of a ground suitable for professional rugby within the borough. Our current position on this is that we are awaiting contact from Chris Hamilton as to future developments and like the Chairman himself find ourselves in limbo until such time as various issues around planning and finance are sorted out.
As an organisation we would always welcome new members and anyone wishing to serve on the Board. Details can be found on our website.