Community News 17th April


Zac Ayres is eight years old, lives in Castleton with mum, dad and sister, Rosita.

He attends St Gabriels Primary School, Castleton.

On the sporting side, Zac plays for Pennine Juniors FC at football and cricket for Rochdale Cricket Club under 9’s.

Favourite Dale player is Callum Camps.

Jack Tierney

Jack is making the long trip up here today from Buckinghamshire, where he attends Cottesloe School. He plays in midfield for Pitstone & Ivinghoe JFC under 12's.

Jack’s favourite players are Ian Henderson and Callum Camps.


Cory Moody is bringing his mates to celebrate his 11th birthday with us at Rochdale AFC Football in the Community Trust joining in out Saturday Club activities.

Along with kickboxing and swimming, Corey has always enjoyed football, and since moving back to Rochdale last year, Corey has decided to support his home team.

He thinks Rochdale gave a good squad, but his favourite players are Joe Rafferty and Jim McNulty. He loves playing football with his mates, and is looking to join a team this summer.

This will be his first time watching Rochdale live, he is super excited and he hopes they win!!


Today we have invited our very own Rochdale AFC Ladies under 9’s squad to play against Brookland Dragons as part of our commitment in providing activities in the local community

Pennine Juniors Under 7’s took on Roach Under 7’s at half time for the Dale match against Northampton Town in a thrilling game with excellent support for you fans as they showed off their skills.


We were pleased to support this worthy cause recently at the home match against Northampton Town at which both sets of players wore the promotional t-shirts during their warm up session.

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month with players and managers supporting the sixth annual Know the Score campaign.

To find out more visit or follow @KnowTheScoreUK on Twitter


For all you people off School this week, why not pop down to the Soccer Factory on Royle Barn Road, Castleton for four days of fun/coaching starting tomorrow.

Pictured below are activities from Soccer Factory during the first week, where on offer was football, badminton, athletics, archery, basketball and volleyball

Times and Prices

Half days: 9am - 12.30pm/full days: 9am - 3pm

4 full days: £45.00 4 half days: £35.00

3 full days: £40.00 3 half days: £30.00

2 full days: £35.00 2 half days: £25.00

(single days: £18.00)

Bookings or more info, ring me on 079585931221

See you all on Sunday 30th April for our last home match of the season when Bradford City visit the Crown Oil Arena.