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Community Preview | Bolton Wanderers (H)

10 January 2020


Community Preview | Bolton Wanderers (H)

10 January 2020

See who this weekend mascots are, as we host Bolton Wanderers in Sky Bet League One.


Amelia Lily, aged five attends Tonacliffe Primary School, Whitworth.

She loves watching the Dale and plays whenever she has the chance.

Amelia has had a season ticket for three seasons now, with her favourite player being Ian Henderson.



Xander is eight years old, plays in defence for Middleton Colts and was voted ‘Player of the Month’ for December 2019.

Xander attends football academy training days during his school holiday and spends hours sorting his Match Attax cards.



Don't forget about our Community Day, when we host Gillingham on Saturday 25th January!

We will be taking applications for our Junior Takeover and for local junior teams to be flag bearers on the day, as well as issuing over 300 tickets to local Primary Schools.



All Under 16s tickets are priced at just £1 for the Gillingham game!

If you wish to sit in the Main Stand, then these must be purchased from the RAFC Ticket Office in advance.

Cash turnstiles will be in operation for the Smith Metals Family Stand and the Sandy Lane.



We are inviting any local junior grassroots football teams to be flag-bearers at the Sky Bet League One match.

Each team will receive free tickets for the players, as well as two complimentary adult tickets for their coaches.

Youngsters should wear their team kits on the day. Children will receive a free goody bag for taking part.

Bookings must be made in advance, so if you represent a local team and would like to take part, then please contact Sales & Marketing Director Frances Fielding

Email:; Tel: 01706 753581



We are also holding our first ever Junior Takeover day!

Dale fans aged between 7 - 11 years old can write in to apply for one of the following pre-match roles including:

Kit person

Press reporter


Ticket Office Assistant

Match Announcer

Hospitality Assistant

First Team Assistant

Community Officer

Chief Executive Officer

To be in with a chance of taking part, send your application in by post, detailing why you believe you would be a good fit for your chosen role to:

Siobhan McElhinney, Rochdale AFC, Sandy Lane, Rochdale OL11 5DR

or email

See you all on Saturday 25thJanuary when we are holding the Community Day for the visit of Gillingham.

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