Rochdale News | Sports News | Masters veterans commemorate Remembrance Day with annual outing in Rochdale

Date published: November 15, 2022

Over 30 military veterans from 16 different Masters rugby clubs traveled to Rochdale on Remembrance weekend for a special game.

With the large number of veterans within the masters community, Remembrance Day was chosen as the primary event in the military calendar to be commemorated with a device.

38 veterans made the trip to the home of Rochdale Masters and took the opportunity to represent all three services in a match played in the true spirit of the Masters.

Carl Abraham laying a wreath
Carl Abraham laying a wreath

Veterans Leader Carl Abraham said: “Without some people these events don’t happen, so a special mention goes out to everyone at Rochdale Mayfield for the generous offer to host the event again, Rochdale Hornets Sporting Foundation for providing funding through the Armed Forces Pact. Fund and Stag Sports, Revilo Automotive, Alexander Khan PLC, Roundel Decorating Services for their continued support in providing game jerseys and team apparel for our veterans.

“All clothing worn by our veterans is available for purchase through, with a small percentage of the sale price going to a military charity. Together, through jersey sales, sponsors, fees games and generous donations, we have raised over £1,200 which will be proudly donated to the Royal British Legion.

The meeting place for rugby veterans

The next scheduled meeting for Veterans will be their annual fixture to commemorate Armed Forces Day in April 2023. Planning has already begun with the Veterans Committee looking to present the Masters Rugby League on the biggest stage whilst having opportunity to show support for our armed forces community. .

If you are a veteran and would like to get involved in one of the fixtures, please contact Carl Abraham at or keep an eye on social media for regularly posted information.

Ruth J. Leeds