MORE than 150 young people from Hathershaw College and 12 local primary schools, with teachers, are expected to be at the Vestacare Stadium on Sunday when Oldham entertain London Skolars in Betfred League 1.

They will be guests of the Roughyeds – and their parents will get in for a cut-price £5.

It is the latest of several community projects Roughyeds are adopting in a bid to raise awareness of the club and increase matchday attendances.

The invitation is extended to all local schools that are signed up to The Oldham Pledge – a nationally-recognised scheme intended to give young people the best chance of becoming rounded citizens and fully prepared for work and life.

As well as Hathershaw College, the 12 primary schools to accept the invitation are St Edward’s RC, Broadfield, Lyndhurst, St Joseph’s RC, Greenhill, Medlock Valley, St Anne’s RC, Freehold, St Thomas’, St Martin’s, St Matthew’s and Delph.

One of 14 pledges they can make is to attend sporting or creative events – which is where the town’s rugby league club comes into the equation.

“We’ve been working with The Oldham Pledge people for a while and we’ll continue to do so,” said Roughyeds chairman Chris Hamilton.