Sport

Mike Atherton Failsworth

1968-

Cricketer, broadcaster and journalist

Clem Beckitt 
Oldham
1906-1937

Speedway Motorcycle rider, he started work as a blacksmith and supplemented his income by joining the Circus and riding the wall of death

John Barry Dyson
(known as Barry Dyson)
Oldham
06 Sep 1942 - 25 Feb 1995
Footballer played for six clubs including Bury, Tranmere Rovers. In his career scored 161 goals - 99 with Tranmere Rovers

Paul Edwards 
Shaw and Crompton
1947

Footballer played for Manchester United, Oldham Athletic and Stockport County

Des Foy    Oldham
1963-

International Rugby player who played for among others Widnes and Oldham, represented Great Britain

Ian Greaves
Crompton
1932-2009
Football player and Manager
Barrie McDermott Oldham
1972-

Rugby league player who played for among others Oldham and Wigan, represented Great Britain

John PembertonOldham
18 Nov 1964-
Professional Footballer - Youth -Manchester United.  Senior - Chadderton, Crewe Alexandra
Assistant Manager - Bristol City
David Platt
Chadderton
1966-

Footballer now Coach played for among others Manchester United, Crewe Alexandria, represented England

Harold (Harry) RileyHollinwood
22 Nov 1909 - 08 Apr
Footballer played for seven clubs including Birmingham, Accrington Stanley.  In his career scored 74 goals.  Also played cricket for Lincolnshire

Kevin Sinfield
Oldham
1980-
Rugby league player who played for Leeds Rhinos, represented England and Great Britain

Henry Taylor 
Hollinwood
1885-1951

Swimmer - Olympic triple gold metalist in 1906.  Joined the Navy in 1915 and took part in the Battle of Jutland

Kevin Thaw
Uppermill 1967
Alpinist, climber who climbed Peak District, Yosemite, Mount Everest among others

Nicola White MBE
Shaw and Crompton
20 Jan 1988
Started playing hockey at the age of 7, played for Hulme Grammar School, her international debut was in 2009,
In 2012 London Olympics the GB team won Bronze
In 2016 Rio Olympics the GB team won Gold
Nicola received the Freewoman of the Borough on 7 Sep 2016
Made a Member of the British Empire


Last updated 13th  July 2019