Rochdale set for “very special” year in 2021, insists chairman Andy Mazey

Drew Darbyshire

Photo courtesy of Jackie Meredith

Rochdale chairman Andy Mazey says “the sleeping giant is soon about to hear the alarm clock ring” for the Hornets in 2021.

The League 1 season has been suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the nation.

But Mazey is only looking forwards – and is instead licking his lips at Rochdale’s prospects over the next two years.

He said: “However 2020 plays out, 2021 is going to be very special.

“Rochdale Hornets will celebrate 150 years of proud history while at the same time we will be part of a Rugby League World Cup.

“It’s going to be one special year as we really up the ante and start to bare the fruits of everyone being together with brand Rochdale becoming more powerful and unstoppable as the days, weeks and months go by.

“The size of the town, it’s location, the investment going into the town right now and its strong business community combined with our valued loyal hardcore support base, active community foundation, player academy, first class training and match day facilities coupled with the strength and quality of our local community clubs and the community game in Rochdale means a proven pathway like no other exists and we can ensure Rochdale talent no longer gets overlooked.”

The club’s foundation have received almost £10,000 from the Created By RLWC2021 Capital Grants Legacy Programme which is delivered in partnership between RLWC2021, the RFL, Sport England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

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