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Community Preview | Bristol Rovers

30 October 2019


Community Preview | Bristol Rovers

30 October 2019

Take a look at what the Dale In The Community Sports Trust have going on at Saturday's match against Bristol Rovers at the Crown Oil Arena…


We’re doing something a little different for Jake, who will be turning nine on the 5th November. He will be celebrating with us and his mates at Saturday’s match followed by being mascot next Tuesday night against Ipswich Town.

Jake attends All Saints Primary School and plays football for Wardle Football Club, where he is part of the under-9s team.


Oliver, is aged six years and goes to Beal Vale Primary School. He is the son of massive Dale fan, Dave. Oliver trains with Roach Dynamos Development Squad on Saturday mornings in the hope of getting him into a team soon. His favourite Rochdale player is Luke Matheson, who is his hero.


Hudson, aged eight, goes to Bounds Green Primary School in North London.

He plays for Priory Park FC. Hudson’s favourite Dale players are Callum Camps and Rhys Norrington-Davies. We all hope that Hudson and his family have a great day out at the Crown Oil Arena today and hopefully make the long trip back to London in good spirits after a win over our opponents.

For more information on the match day mascot package and birthday treats, please contact Keith Hicks on 07958593121


Dale In The Community had a brilliant day out with pupils from St Edwards Primary School, who took part in a penalty shoot-out at half-time during the Bolton Wanderers v Rochdale match two weeks ago.

We won the shoot-out and I know the kids and parents were extremely excited about the event and the Dale result. Many thanks go to Steve Obertelli and his colleagues from Bolton Wanderers Community Trust for the invitation and organizing this fabulous activity, something hopefully we will reciprocate later in the season in the reverse fixture at the Crown Oil Arena.


Recently we took some of our senior citizens to our annual Blackpool illuminations trip, with fourteen ladies enjoying a meal at the Bispham Restaurant followed by a leisurely drive down the Promenade. Even though the weather was atrocious, I know they had a good time and are looking forward to going again next year.

Our next organized trip is a Christmas Lunch in December - another annual event that they look forward to.

The Silver 60s’ were set up through funding from NHS Heywood, Middleton, Rochdale CCG Supporting Communities Grant with weekly sessions taking place at the Club on Wednesdays 1.00 – 3.00pm including various activities like table top games, cards, bingo, short mat bowls, arts and crafts.

Anyone is welcome to come down on Wednesdays to enjoy a fun afternoon with us.                                                                                                        


We organised courses at Soccer Factory and Wardle Academy, week commencing 21stOctober with the usual high numbers turning out for a week of fun involving football and multi-sports activities. The kids at Soccer Factory had the chance to meet Dale players Fabio Tavares and Lewis Bradley, which they were very excited about.

This year we presented all the attenders with a Rochdale AFC signed football. We’re already looking to arrange our winter Christmas courses so look out for more details in future programme notes.

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