Oldham Athletic Community Trust is a charitable organisation (charity number 1120894) which was established over 25 years ago.
The Trust was originally established under the banner of Football in the Community with the aim to bring the professional club and their community closer together.
Natural progression from Football in the Community resulted in the scheme being taken on to work alongside and under the guidance of the Football League Trust.
The Trust aims to support the local community regardless of age, gender, race, religion or skill level and promote a healthier lifestyle through sport by encouraging individuals to take part in fun- based activities, which develop confidence, co-operation and education.
The main areas of work are:
· School provision
· Holiday provision
· Inclusion/community projects
· Development centres
· Birthday parties
· OAFC match day activities
The Trust works with a wide range of different partners to be able to deliver these activities.
They are always looking at new ways to work within the local community through starting new activities to working in new areas with new partners.
Last year they worked with over 10,000 people, a figure they aim to surpass that in 2013. They believe that the coming year will be the biggest and best year to date with plenty of events to look forward to.
Oldham Athletic Chief Executive Neil Joy said: “For over 25 years Oldham Athletic Football Club’s community scheme has delivered activities and projects to thousands of people across the Borough.
“And since its formation in 2007, Oldham Athletic Community Trust has played a key role in ensuring that the Football Club impacts positively on the lives of the people of Oldham.
“The work of the Community Trust is vital to the Football Club as it moves forward into what promises to be an exciting future.”
Should you wish to find out more information on the work the Community Trust does, you can contact:
Wendy Noble firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Vose e email@example.com
They are on also on Twitter and Facebook
Facebook – www.facebook.com/OldhamAthleticCT
Twitter – www.twitter.com/OACT