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Junior Takeover - Apply Now!

21 September 2015

Oldham Athletic are delighted to launch a new initiative to encourage more young supporters to get involved with the football club in a unique way.

For the game with Scunthorpe United on Saturday, October 10, we will be taken over by a number of chosen junior supporters who will fill certain positions on a matchday.

We have six positions to fill including a webmaster, a director, a chief executive, a matchday announcer and two ground staff. 

This will give any young fan aged between 7-12 a rare chance to see behind-the-scenes at SportsDirect.com Park and experience a matchday in a different way.

Commercial Director Mark Moisley said: “This initiative is great for younger children to get involved with and is one of a number of ideas we will be looking to run throughout the season.

“With the success of the Family and Community section, we have seen an increase in junior supporters getting involved in activities with the football club and want to encourage further participation.

“For any child growing up and thinking of pursuing a career in football, this is a perfect opportunity to experience a matchday from an alternative perspective.

“Who knows, they may be better than the current job holders. I’m certainly not risking one in my position!”

Director Simon Brooke added: “Attracting and keeping the younger generations of fans is key to the future success of the club and we wanted to reward a few youngsters with the chance to be part of the other side of matchdays. It’s going to be a great experience for these younger fans and was an idea that I was keen to support. 

"It is just the start too, as we are looking to create a junior forum that will help the club to enhance their approach to young supporters and other youngsters around the town. It’s a cliché, but the younger generation of fans really are the future of a club like ours.”

Click on the role which you would like to apply for to see the job specification:

- Assistant Webmaster
- Chief Executive
- Director
- Matchday Announcer
- Groundstaff

The deadline for all applications will be 5pm on Monday, September 28 with the successful applicants being informed on Monday, October 5.

Please email Community Trust Operations Manager Wendy Noble with your application or call 0161 785 5176 for more information. 

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