Roughyeds 4th February 2017

Players in Spindles signing session Date published: Thursday, January 26, 2017

ROARY, Oldham RL Club’s popular mascot, will again be at the centre of the club’s continued partnership with Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre in the coming season. The Roughyeds squad will meet and greet shoppers at a signing session in the Centre’s upper mall between 11.30am and 12.30pm on Saturday week, February 4, the day before they kick off their Kingstone Press Championship campaign against Sheffield Eagles at Bower Fold, Stalybridge.

“We are delighted to renew one of our longest partnerships,” said club chairman Chris Hamilton. “By sponsoring Roary, Spindles Town Square Shopping continue to support the club in a way that is beneficial to both parties. “This year we hope to do even more with Spindles, in terms of player appearances, than we have in the past.”

Mike Flanagan, manager of the Shopping Centre, said: “We’ve been partners with Oldham RL Club for about ten years and we are happy to continue our sponsorship. “By working with the club again we are striving to extend our links with the community we both serve.”

Roary, or 20-year-old Nathan Murgatroyd, is recognised by club officials as a great ambassador for the Roughyeds and for rugby league. He’s been club mascot for five years and he loves the job, especially when interacting with supporters. Said Nathan: “I’ll be proud to wear the Spindles logo again — and I’m hopeful we’ll have a good season. You can’t read much into pre-season results. We’ve had injuries and that’s going to change. “I know a lot of fans personally and I love interacting with them. Loads of them want to be photographed with Roary. Children love him. “We have to comply with Rugby Football League regulations which are designed to bring both sets of fans together. I work hard on that aspect of the job.”

At half-time at Bradford last season, he was seen dancing with the Bulls cheer leaders — and he missed the match-clinching try at Hull KR, when Oldham pulled off one of the biggest Challenge Cup shocks of all time, because he was busy entertaining a young, wheelchair-bound Rovers fan, who was more interested in Roary than in the game.

Read more at the Roughyeds website

It’s Time to Announce our Winners……!

As part of our Christmas celebrations, we had 3 competitions for everyone to enter!

Our lucky winners have now been selected….

Odeon cinema

We had four sets of Family Tickets to give away. 2 of our lucky winners met us at the Odeon to collect their vouchers

Odeon winner1

Odeon winner2

The other two winners came to the Management Suite to collect their letters

Odeon winner

odeon winner2

Photo Opportunities

We had 3 £100 vouchers to give away. Anyone who took a picture in one of our photo opportunity points in the Centre was entered into the prize draw and out 3 lucky winners have been in to collect their vouchers!

3photo op 2

photo op 2

photo opp winner

Christmas Treats

We teamed up with the retailers in the Centre to offer a treat for the grown ups! Our lucky winner came in on the 23rd December to collect her prize!

Treats winner

Thanks to everyone who entered our competitions!

Fireman Sam Visit 2016

Fireman Sam visited the Centre on Saturday 26th November!

He had a great time and loved meeting all the children.

There was also free face painting and a limited number of goody bags were given out.

These were the lucky winners of our prize draw competition:-

fireman sam winner

For the full photo album, visit our Facebook Page

Odeon Oldham!

Following the opening of the cinema, if you’re visiting the Odeon, you can park in Town Square between 9am and 6pm and have your ticket validated at the cinema – which will entitle you to 4 hours parking for £2.

In the evening, the Town Square car park is free for entry after 6pm – and is open until 3am (this only applies to the Town square car park – the Spindles car park will still close at 7pm).

If you need any further information, please click on the link below for the Council’s update on the rest of the Old Town Hall development or the Odeon link, to book your tickets on line.

Oldham Council Website

Odeon Oldham

Escalator Safety


Children at Watersheddings Primary School were challenged by Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre to design and create an eye catching poster that would educate people on how to use an escalator safely. Eleven entries were sent in from students at the school and the shopping centre have chosen a winner.

Deputy Head Teacher, Janet Scott says: “We were extremely excited to get involved with such a fantastic campaign that proved to be not only an educational activity for our students, but a creative and fun one too. We were very impressed with all of the designs that our pupils came up with and I want to congratulate Emma for her fantastic and very deserving winning entry. As always, it has been a pleasure working with Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre.”

All of the children at Watersheddings Primary School who submitted a poster into the competition were awarded with a certificate to congratulate their efforts. The children will be attending the Centre on Thursday 14th July to collect their certificate and their prize.

Mike Flanagan, Centre Manager, comments: “It was a hard decision picking just one winner but we were drawn to the bright and colourful design. We felt it included some very important health and safety points in an eye catching way and we hope she enjoys spending her vouchers with us. We also want to congratulate all of the other children who took part and we are very much looking forward to awarding them with their certificates.”

Easter Fun!

On Good Friday, we had a visit from our Easter Bunny!

The children loved meeting him and he had a great time giving out hats and chocolates! A selection of the pictures are on our Facebook page

On Thursday 31st March we had a Sand Art workshop in the Kids Club area. followed by a Gardening Fun workshop on the 7th April.

garden 1

Our final activity took place on Thursday 7th April, when we had two face painters and a balloon modeller in the Centre.


All activities took place in the Kids Club area, located on the Upper Mall of Spindles, between Peacocks and Supercuts.