CALLING Oldham's young rugby league fans – boys and girls – who like to show off their kicking skills in front of a crowd.

Oldham Rugby League Club's recently-introduced half-time challenge, in which young fans are invited to join John Davies in the centre of the pitch for a kicking competition, is growing in popularity with every home game.

At every remaining home game this season John will be inviting young fans out of the crowd to take part in the competition, the aim of which is to kick the ball from the 20-metre line and hit the crossbar.

It hasn't been done yet – but that's the challenge: there's always a first time.

Young fans who are going to be at tomorrow's game at the Vestacare Stadium when Roughyeds play Doncaster in the second round of the new 1895 Cup should wear their red Roary's Pride hats or their amateur club's rugby shirt and either of those will give them a chance of being invited to have a go.

He said: "We are actively working with local businesses to find a prize sponsor because we feel the half-time challenge will get bigger and bigger as more people become aware of it.

"It also adds to their game-day experience at the Vestacare Stadium and what a magic moment it will be when somebody finally hits the crossbar.

"It might get a roar to equal a Roughyeds try!"

Anyone who can assist commercially in supporting this junior initiative is asked to contact the club or John Davies directly.