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3 January 2020

Take a look at what Dale In The Community Sports Trust have going on at Saturday’s match against Newcastle United at the Crown Oil Arena…



Isaac Greenwood, who is eight years old, goes to St John with St Michael CE Primary School in Whitworth.

His favourite thing to do is play football for Whitworth Valley Under 9’s every Wednesday and Saturday.

Isaac is a season ticket holder at Rochdale AFC, loves watching matches with his football mates with his favourite player being Ian Henderson.

He hopes to be an amazing football player and captain one day!


Rory will be seven old years on the 5th of January and goes to St James' Primary School in Wardle.

He plays football for Milnrow Juniors Under 7’s Vipers.

Rory’s favourite Rochdale player is Aaron Morley.

We hope he and his family enjoy the big day out at the Crown Oil Arena, witnessing a Dale victory.


Players from Rochdale AFC Ladies junior section including Under 10’s, 12’s & 13’s squad will be present as flagbearers prior to kick-off.

They will assemble around the centre circle as the players emerge from the tunnel.


Watch out at half-time for members of the Rochdale AFC Ladies junior under 10’s, 12’s and 13’s as they take part in a skills session on the pitch!

We hope all players have an amazing experience playing at the Crown Oil Arena, and I’m sure fans will be entertained throughout the half-time interval.

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