ACADEMY YOUTH PROGRAMME (Website: www.oafcyouth.com) EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENTOldham Athletic (2004) AFC Ltd acknowledges that all employees of the club should have equal access to the club's services and employment.The club is committed to equal opportunities for all and acknowledges the differences that do exist within the community. We will ensure that our services and employment practices do not disadvantage any groups or individuals.We aim to ensure that activities which the club is involved in do not discriminate, exclude or alienate anyone on the grounds of race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion cultural background, sex, sexuality, disability, domestic circumstances, illness (such as HIV or AIDS status), age, membership of trade unions or political beliefs.Oldham Athletic Football Club's employees, contractors and users of the club's services are required to respect this statement.EDUCATIONAL WELFARE POLICYTo provide encouragement at all times in educational studies.To establish good links with schools of all registered boys.Meetings with schools in terms of Centre of Excellence boys’ progress.To provide good grounding in social skills such as discipline, personal appearance, hygiene, health & fitness and general lifestyle.To educate all staff on Child Protection issuesCONTACT US - www.oafcyouth.com Address: Youth Development Department, OAFC, SportsDirect.com Park, Oldham, OL1 2PA. Telephone: 0161 785 5160 E-mail: All staff can be contacted on 0161 785 5160 or at: firstname.lastname@example.org CLUB STAFF Head of Youth Development Tony Philliskirk Head of Academy Coaching Simon Cooper Academy YD Phase Coach Peter Wild Academy Foundation Phase Coach Phil McGrath Physio Anthony Gray Safeguarding Officer Mark Hilditch (07740 405043) YD Administrator Tanya Blakey DIRECTIONS - OLDHAM ATHLETIC VENUES CHAPEL ROAD: GRASS (Youth Alliance) & FIELDTURF (Academy) - OL8 4QL A) FROM M62 - Leave M62 at j20 following Oldham signs on A627(m). - Leave A627(m) at Oldham sign (1/2 mile from end of motorway). - Take town centre/Ashton sign (2ndexit) - At next roundabout keep following these signs (3rd exit). - Take first exit from this road and follow A62 Manchester signs (3rd exit) on roundabout). - Stay on this road for approx. 1 mile. - Turn left at Bridgewater pub for grass pitches turn left at next set of lights for Astroturf. B) FROM M60 - Leave M60 at J22 following signs for Oldham (A62) - At 2nd set of lights turn right for Astroturf. - At 3rd set of lights turn right at Bridgewater pub for grass pitches. PARKING FOR ALL WEATHER PITCHES IS AT NEXT LIGHTS ON LEFT (APPROX 50YDS) AT NAVIGATION PUB. C) FROM MANCHESTER - Take A62 from Manchester. Keep on this road for approximately 4 miles. - When you go through the M60 junction (crossing over the M60), turn right at 2nd set of lights for Astroturf - Turn right at 3rd set of lights for grass pitches – Watch for the signs overhead. D) FROM ASHTON - Take Oldham road (A627). - Opposite Park Cake Bakeries turn left (signed Manchester) - Follow this road to end and turn right onto A62. - Pick up route (c) RADCLYFFE SCHOOL, HUNT LANE, OLDHAM OL9 OLS TEL: 0161622 3200 From M62 - Exit at J20 - Take the A627(M) towards Oldham, this then becomes the A663 (Broadway) - Go through the lights at the crossroads with Middleton Road - Take the next right into Hunt Lane - The entrance to the Sports Centre Car Park is on the left SPORTSDIRECT.COM PARK - OL1 2PA From M60 - Exit at Junction 21 - Take the A663 towards Oldham. - Continue for approximately 1½ miles then bear left signed Royton. - At roundabout take fourth exit signed Oldham. - After 300 yards turn left at the traffic lights - Follow the road keeping to your right and pass the B & Q Warehouse. From M62 - Exit at Junction 22 - Take the A627M signed Oldham - Leave the A627M at the second exit signed Oldham - At the roundabout take the second exit signed Oldham. - After 300 yards turn left at the traffic lights and follow the road keeping to your right past B&Q Warehouse. CARDINAL LANGLEY SCHOOL, MIDDLETON ROAD, MIDDLETON M24 2GL From M62 - Leave M62 at J20 A627(M) signposted Oldham/Middleton. - Take first exit off A627(M) signposted Middleton (second exit off roundabout) onto Slattocks Link Road - At next roundabout take third exit towards Middleton, (Rochdale Road - A664) over railway bridge. Hopwood Hall College is on the right hand side. At the traffic lights carry straight on, the entrance to Cardinal Langley School is on the left – approx 300 yards after lights. - Turn left into the school following the one way system. The fieldturf pitch and car parking is behind the main building. From A627 (M) from Oldham - Take first exit signposted Middleton. At the end of the slip road take the first exit onto the Slattocks Link Road. Then pick up directions as above.