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J D Williams Continue Oldham Athletic Community Trust Partnership

10 August 2015

Local company J D Williams have once again showed their support for Oldham Athletic Community Trust by signing up for a third season as their official match day 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 SportsDirect.com Park on match days. 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 (part of the N Brown Group) are one of the UK’s leading direct home shopping and online retailers, operating over 20 successful fashion brands including Jacamo, Simply Be, Premier Man and The Kids Division.  Their websites, catalogues and High Street stores offer a huge selection of clothing that makes shopping for fashion easy and enjoyable, regardless of size. 

The continuing growth of J D Williams has ensured the company is the most successful direct home shopping company in the UK today, with over two million customers and 4,000 employees. Their national distribution centre is based locally in Shaw, and is home to around 1,000 colleagues.

Mike Suban, J D Williams Head of People, commented: “We are delighted to be working with Oldham Athletic Community Trust once again for the 2015/16 season as their official match day partner. J D Williams have a longstanding heritage as a local employer and we are proud to be part of the Oldham borough. It’s a privilege to partner with Oldham Athletic as we share the same sense of responsibility as the club when it comes to ensuring we have a positive impact on the local community.”

Martin Vose, Community Trust Community 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 JD 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 SportsDirect.com Park on match days. J D Williams are an Oldham based company and it is essential that we keep developing these partnerships.”

The ‘Matchday Club' is an ideal way for youngsters to watch Oldham Athletic home games alongside fellow junior supporters. The J D Williams Matchday Club will be open for every Saturday league home game for youngsters aged 5-12 years old. 

The club will run from 12:30pm until 5:30pm at a price of £5, which includes a match ticket with youngsters watching the game supervised by the matchday club staff.

If you would like more information on the Community Trust’s matchday initiatives then please email owen.coyle@oldhamathletic.co.uk.

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