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Heartening Letter Received Following Junior Takeover

14 October 2015

The club were heartened to receive this letter following our Junior Takeover initiative last weekend:

To everyone involved at Oldham Athletic,

My daughter Holly was the Junior Match Day Announcer in the Junior Takeover at SportsDirect.com Park this weekend.

The children entered the competition by applying for their jobs, answering the job description and my daughter also had to send an audio recording. This was a good introduction into what it is really like applying for jobs.

I cannot say how much my daughter enjoyed her day. She has not stopped talking about it since and said it was the best day of her life. She met the manager and many players, presented awards, announced the team, goal scorers and substitutions.  

The staff at SportsDirect.com Park were wonderful – so friendly and encouraging. The Match Day Announcer Adam Wilson was brilliant – very supportive and from what Holly said brought so much humour to the role, making her feel at ease and making it such a special day. 

I would also like to say a massive thank you to Wendy Noble, Jenny Warburton, Nick Hardy & John who encouraged Holly and contributed to giving her such a fantastic day. Holly loved all the banter with stewards and fans pitch side shouting encouragement. The whole club got involved.

Well done to Oldham Athletic for implementing such a great initiative. I am sure all those children involved in the Junior Takeover will never forget their day. I know my daughter won’t. Oldham Athletic have created fans for life. A massive thank you to everyone involved.

Yours Sincerely,

Seana Madden.

We are glad Holly and the rest of our Junior Takeover staff enjoyed their day!

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