Remembrance Weekend

Bluebird Care Rochdale sponsored the Remembrance Weekend match when Rochdale AFC hosted Leyton Orient on 13 November 2021.

17/11/2021

Bluebird Care Rochdale sponsored the Remembrance Weekend match when Rochdale AFC hosted Leyton Orient on 13 November 2021.

We already Sponsor Rochdale Ladies and Rochdale AFC Military Veterans so this fixture was an obvious one to support. 

We were delighted to be joined by one of our Care Assistants, Claire, who was accompanied by her neice, Libby.  Libby plays football for Rochdale Wildcats, the younger ladies representation of the club.  Claire had mentioned a few months previously that one of her nieces wanted to play football and Bluebird Care Rochdale Director, John Keogh referred Claire to Rochdale AFC Community Trust.  On the day itself Ryan Bradley, Community Director was able to source Libby a shirt and she led the Rochdale players out as the mascot for the day.  

The sponsorship also came with the responsibility to award the Man of the Match, and, with 5 minutes to go and Rochdale trailing 1-2, we nominated Alex Newby.  We would like to take credit for that being the motivator when Alex then went and equalised, earning The Dale a well earned draw and share of the points.  

The formal presentation of the Man of the Match award was made by John and his two serving sons, Dale and Arran.  A fabulous day all round on a truly memorable weekend.