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OAFC Player Visits:

We kickstarted 2023 with getting our player visits back up and running! 

On the 12th of January; Joe Nuttall, Timmy Abraham and Harrison McGahey visited #OACTSchoolPartner Woodlands Primary Academy speaking to pupils from Year 5 and 6 about healthy lifestyle, keeping healthy and much more. 

On the 19th January; Lois Maynard and Zaine Francis-Angol visited #OACTSchoolPartner Horton Mill visiting Year 4, 5 and 6 discussing aspirations, role models, a good diet and more. 

On the 26th January; John Rooney and Luke Burgess visited #OACTSchoolPartner Werneth meeting Year 5 classes to talk about a good diet, what foods are good and bad for a proffesional footballer and how to control eating habits. 

We would like to thank all the players for attending, as well as Oldham Athletic who support our community player engagement opportunities. 

Housing 21 Partnership:

Oldham Athletic Community Trust (OACT) have partnered with Housing 21, to deliver a brand new project “Back to the future”.

The project will see OACT deliver in Housing 21 sites across Oldham, delivering low level physical activity sessions on a weekly basis. The project will use Nintendo switches to enable participation in different sports, with other engagement opportunities available within the sessions to help reduce social isolation. The partnership will initially see four Housing 21 sites selected, each receiving one visit per month.

Housing 21 is a leading not for profit provider of Retirement Living and Extra Care for older people of modest means. They operate in 240 local authority areas across England, managing over 22,000 Retirement Living and Extra Care properties and provide over 38,000 hours of social care each week. 

Holly Espie, OACT Community Engagement Manager, commented: “As a community trust we want to ensure that our community based work is as varied and inclusive as possible and this is the next step to achieving this objective.

Whether it is participating in the low level physical activity or simply coming to grab a brew and have a chat we aim to provide a monthly drop-in which has something for everyone.

We are incredibly excited to be partnering with Housing 21, it is a partnership which builds upon our recent successful work with them and we look forward to continuing the relationship.”

Issie Howard, Partnerships Manager at Housing 21 comments  “This is an exciting partnership for Housing 21, we are looking forward to working with Oldham Athletic on this project and can see the real positive benefits that physical activity and social interaction have on the wellbeing of residents living in the borough.

More details on the Housing 21 sites from which the project will be running which will be announced in due course.

For further information please contact:

Soccer School Details:

After the success of our soccer schools over the last year, Oldham Athletic Community Trust are delighted to announce details of a February Soccer School.

The camp will be held in partnership with Crompton House C of E School and the Oldham Academy North.

Soccer schools are a great way for children to spend their school holidays, providing the opportunity for them to develop their football and personal skills, make new friends and gain confidence in a safe and friendly environment.

The soccer schools will run from Monday 13 February 2023 to Thursday 16 February 2023 and there will be three camps available to sign up for.

You can book on any of the soccer schools here.

Venue: Crompton House, Rochdale Road, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 7HS.

Age Group: 7-11 Years Old

Price: £64 for 4 days

Time: 9:00-15:00


Venue: The Oldham Academy North, Broadway, Royton, OL2 5BF

Age Groups: 7-11 Years Old

Price: £64 for 4 days.

Time: 9:00-15:00


Venue: The Oldham Academy North, Broadway, Royton, OL2 5BF

Age Groups: 5-6 Years Old

Price: £48 for 4 days.

Time: 10:00-14:00

All 3 will be hosted indoors.

Hear Us Roar Lionesses Tournament:

We hosted our ‘Hear Us Roar’ Lionesses Football tournament for Year 3&4 Girls this month. 

The National League Trust, in partnership with the Premier League and the Professional Footballers’ Association Charity has offered a grant of £25,000 to Oldham Athletic Community Trust (OACT) over the next 12 months for the 'Hear Us Roar' initiative.

Hear Us Roar aims to inspire young females to participate in football within their school setting, helping to create a long term legacy of change following the recent Lionesses Euro 2022 triumph. The project will provide opportunities for girls to access additional football based sessions within their own school in addition to promoting pathways opportunities within local grassroots football to continue the participation.

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