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The voice of Latics

20 August 2013

New tannoy announcer has the X-Factor

Adam Wilson is the new voice of Latics.

The 31-year-old from Moorside won an X-Factor style audition to become Latics' new matchday tannoy announcer.

Adam, a teacher at Kingsland School, Oldham, was one of 30 applicants for the vacancy.

A short list of 12 was drawn up and they were invited to auditions at Boundary Park to perform in front of a panel of judges.

Adam, a lifelong fan, came out with top marks to land the prestigious job as successor to David Broadbent who is standing down because of other duties at the club on matchdays.

He said: "I always wanted to be a professional footballer, but that dream has gone.

"What better way to be involved in the club I love than to be involved on matchday doing this job."

Adam has previous experience being the mike at functions at Uppermill Football Club where he is a player, head of girls' football and manager of their ladies' team.

He continued: "I have done the PA for a lot of fund-raising events at the football club such as race nights.

"I have had a lot of job interviews, some in front of scary panels, but I was never as nervous as for this one."

Adam will be making he debut on Saturday alongside his predecessor when Latics play Port Vale at Boundary Park in Sky Bet League 1.

Adam (right) is pictured being welcomed to Boundary Park by retiring tannoy announcer David Broadbent. 

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