ROUGHYEDS chairman Chris Hamilton has underlined how much season ticket money will mean to the club as uncertainty around the Covid-19 pandemic continues.

The deadline for early bird discounts is tomorrow with supporters who snap by tickets by then getting three free games out of 13 home matches in the Betfred Championship, with an adult seat holder saving £57 and those over-65 saving £51.

An adult paying at the turnstiles for a seat at 13 home games against the likes of Featherstone Rovers, London Broncos, Toulouse Olympique, Halifax Panthers, Widnes Vikings, Bradford Bulls and others of similar status, would spend £247, compared with £190 for a season ticket, while an over-65 would pay £221 against £170 up front.

Also, if the season starts with games behind closed doors, Oldham season-ticket fans will be able to watch home and away games free online but other supporters will be asked to pay a pay-to-view fee, which has not yet been announced, for each match.

Prices remain the same as 2020 despite the club’s initiative in building a new, bigger, stronger and potentially better squad of 26, including 12 new signings and seeing the return of popular duo, centre Ben Heaton and prop Luke Nelmes.

Said Hamilton: “The fans have been brilliant during the pandemic, but I can’t stress too much what season-ticket sales will mean to the club this year.

“We’ve gone all out to put a strong, competitive side on the field and the fans have played a big part in that, but in this last few days before the early bird deadline we’re hoping they will rally round again.

“We’ve pegged season-ticket prices at 2020 levels and we firmly believe they represent great value for money, especially if purchased by this Friday when maximum discounts will be available.”

Early bird prices: Seats – adult £190, concessions (65 and over) £170, juniors (under-16s) £40. Standing – adult £170, concessions £150, juniors (under-16s) £20.

Payment can be made by card online until 11.59pm tomorrow, or over the phone by card to 07904 898177 during normal office hours today and tomorrow.

The office is closed due to the national lockdown, but the club is always contactable during office hours on the above number or by email to

On the playing side, Roughyeds have paused pre-season training on advice of the Rugby Football League due to the rising Covid-19 infection rates.

The Championship season is due to start in the final weekend of February.

The RFL are having detailed discussions with clubs before the publication of fixtures, which will now be delayed, as will the draw for the first two rounds of the Challenge Cup.

Roughyeds are one of four Championship clubs that will figure in the first-round draw, together with the 10 League 1 clubs.