Local company J D Williams have once again showed their support for Oldham Athletic Community Trust by signing up for a second season as their official matchday partners.
As part of the partnership deal J D Williams will sponsor the Community Trust match day activities, with the popular J D Williams Team Of The Week and the J D Williams matchday club once again returning to Boundary Park. In addition J D Williams will sponsor the Community Trusts dancers, Blue Crew, who not only perform routines on the pitch but also attend a number of events around the borough all year round.
J D Williams & Company Limited are the UK's leading direct home shopping company, operating over 20 successful fashion brands including Jacamo, Simply Be, Premier Man and The Kids Division. Their websites, catalogues and stores offer a huge selection of clothing that makes shopping for fashion easy and enjoyable, regardless of size. The continuing growth J D Williams has ensured the company is the most successful direct home shopping company in the UK today, with over 2 million customers and 4,000 employees.
Mike Suban, J D Williams HR Business Manager, commented: "We are delighted to be partnering with Oldham Athletic Community Trust again to help progress the great work they do with the children in our community. J D Williams are proud to be part of the Oldham borough, and we share the same sense of responsibility as the club when it comes to ensuring we have a positive impact on the local community. We are really excited about the opportunity the partnership brings".
Martin Vose, Community Trust Participation Manager added: “I'm delighted to once again have J D Williams on board as the Community Trust match day partners for the upcoming season. J D Williams are a company that are passionate about the local community. I look forward to working closely with them over the next season.
"Both the team of the week and matchday club proved to be popular projects last season and now with the help of J D Williams, we can once again offer these schemes to the young people of Oldham. Both initiatives are ideal ways to help entice younger fans into Boundary Park on match days. J D Williams are an Oldham-based company and it is essential that we keep developing these partnerships.”
The partnership recently saw the company hold the first ever 'J D Williams Trophy' on the Boundary Park pitch. The event was a 5-a-side tournament for the J D Williams employees, with 16 teams battling it out to be crowned champions of the first ever event. The event was well attended by staff, family and friends and we are aiming to expand on the concept for 2015.
David Broadbent, Oldham Athletic head of partnerships, added: "This is a great partnership for everyone. We have worked with Mike and John at J D Williams over several years and to bring all three parties together for the good of the community, especially the young people within the borough. Everyone has worked very hard to bring this partnership together and we’re very much looking forward to J D Williams being an integral part of our match day offerings once again."
For the visit of Melbourne City on July 19, Oldham Athletic Community Trust and Laticzone Study Centre will be offering a one-off free J D Williams Match Day Club. The free Match Day Club is an ideal way for youngsters to meet the matchday club staff and have a sample of the activities on offer. The J D Williams matchday club will be ran for every Saturday league home game for youngsters aged 6-12 years old. The club will run from 12:30-5:30pm at a price of £5, which includes a match ticket.
If you would like more information on the Community Trust's matchday initiatives then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.