01706 646863 club@rrufc.org

Commercial Events

Wedding Show Sunday 9th October 2016


We’ll be attending the Wedding Show at Rochdale Town Hall on Sunday 9th October promoting the Rugby Club as a venue.

The Rochdale Wedding Show promises everything you need to organise your perfect wedding with the help of the regions finest suppliers. There will be over 50 experts specialising in everything from stunning dresses and cakes to classic cars, flowers, entertainment and, ofcourse, venues.


What we have to offer for that Special Day…

Superb facilities | Seats 120 persons | Screen & Projector available
Convenient location close to all major motorways
Secure free parking for up to 100 cars
Full catering facilities to your specification
Balcony with spectacular views
Help to find entertainers, DJs, bands, etc.
Dedicated Events manager with access to Preferred Suppliers

It’s your special day, so its our special Day!

Cheque presentation to MIND

On Saturday 1st October 2016, we had with us, at the Pre Match lunch, Rochdale and District Mind, a registered Charity that was established in 1988 by people in Rochdale and District with lived experience of mental distress.

Their vision is of a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all and that treats people with experience of mental distress fairly, positively and with respect. They provide information and a range of services to anyone living in the area, experiencing mental health and wellbeing issues who needs their support. Anyone can access their support directly.

They also campaign to improve policy and attitudes and provide mental health and suicide prevention training to improve awareness and reduce the stigma that can often be associated with mental health issues.

Their services are developed in direct response to local need and there are many opportunities to get involved in supporting their work.

Over the last year they have developed a project with Sport England called ‘Get set to go’ which is helping to engage more local people with mental health issues in sporting activities. Working with local sports providers they hope to engage more men and women to improve both mental and physical wellbeing. If you’re active already you can get involved by supporting others as a volunteer peer navigator, they also provide training specifically for the sport and leisure sector, so they can make their services more welcoming to people with mental health issues.

Rochdale and District Mind would like to give a huge thank you to Rochdale Rugby Union Football Club for their very generous donation, of £2178 and they would also like to pay tribute to those people involved in organising the charity event which will help support many of our sporting projects.

We would like to acknowledge Luke Powell, Ged Powell and Jack Sampson for organising the Charity Rugby match against Bowden and all local people and the people of Bowden, for ensuring this was a successful day.

The event took place in honour of Anthony Philbin who played for RRUFC and has been described by many of his peers as `A young outgoing character, always the centre of attention, never one to shy away from a challenge. Full of grit and determination to be the best he could. He will be dearly missed by all his friends and family. A real character that was sure to leave an everlasting first impression.

For further information on Mind, please contact our information helpline Tel O844 894 0180 or visit our website www.rochdalemind.org.uk

Essential Management Skills, Engage – Inspire – Lead

2nd & 3rd March at Rochdale Rugby Club

management training rochdale

Managing your people for business growth – A great opportunity of 100% funded support for businesses and SME’s looking to develop their People Management Skills

Business Club member Jude Honeyman from Total Excellence Centre would like to bring to your attention this opportunity to receive first class management training.

The attached programme outlines our “Essential Management Skills” course for Managers / Leaders of ambitious growing B2B, Retail and B2C businesses looking to develop their People Management Skills & Capabilities. Using a blend of group exercises, management theory, peer to peer learning, coaching and personal psychometric profiles, we will look at the skills and behaviours necessary to get the best out of your teams, how to manage the performance of your people and teams which will all contribute to the effective and efficient growth of your business.

The programme is valued at £1000 per person and places are strictly limited to one place per business with no cost to your business through the ERDF funding.

Applications must be received no later than 31st January. Places are limited. Please contact Jude on 07507 113567 or 0844 815 4817

All interested businesses must be eligible for the programme under ERDF criteria which includes:

  • Businesses must be based in Greater Manchester.
  • SME businesses that employ 3 or more staff.
  • Employ less than 250 employees.
  • Turnover less than £40m
Dates available are 2nd & 3rd March at Rochdale Rugby Club

Click Here to view and/or download a PDF giving a full description of the course and how to register your interest.

Rochdale Business Forum

Wednesday 8th February 2017 6pm- 8pm

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Rochdale Rugby Union Football Club are proud to be hosting another meeting of the Rochdale Business Forum, which has proved to be a successful vehicle for bringing local businesses and local authority procurers together.

The Business Forum enables the local authority procurers to outline their processes to a wide audience of local potential suppliers in one room at the same time. Question and answer sessions are key to the forum, enabling business owners / representatives to better understand local authority procurement practices, hopefully leading to potential new sales.

Circa 100 local businesses were represented at the last meeting of the Business Forum, so the opportunity to network with other local business owners is another advantage to be gained by attending.



The keynote speakers are:

Peter Carey – RRUFC Business Club
Jude Honeyman – Total Excellence Centre
Carol Hopkins & Richard Perkins – Rochdale Business Growth Hub
Lorraine Cox & MarK Pearson – STaR Procurment
Steve Rumbelow – Chief Executive Rochdale Council
Phil Hargreaves   – RRUFC Commercial Manager

To register your attendance:

Please contact Catherine Laycock via email catlaycock@msn.com

To download a copy of the agenda:

Please click here


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Rochdale RUFC Clubhouse
Moorgate Avenue, off Bury Road
OL11 5LU

Tel: 01706 646863

Email: club@rrufc.org

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From the M62 junction 20 follow signs for Rochdale along the A627M. At the end of the slip road take the 1st exit off the roundabout then under the railway bridge along the A664. At the traffic lights go straight ahead onto the B6452 follow the road to the end, then at the traffic lights, at the Cemetery Hotel, turn left along the B6222 towards Bury. Moorgate Avenue is the 3rd road on your right, the club entrance is at the end of the road.