Oldham Athletic Community Trust held their first ever schools partner tournament on the SportsDirect.com Park this week.
This was to celebrate their work within the local community and especially the ongoing partnerships with local primary schools.
The event, which saw eight schools in total attend, was an informal football tournament for children in years 3/4 and gave them an opportunity to experience playing in a professional football ground.
The event was eventually won by Mills Hill Primary School who narrowly beat St Patricks on penalties in the final.
Martin Vose, OACT Community Manager added: ”This tournament is the first of what we plan to become an annual event for our local school partners to enjoy. I urge schools not to miss out on this opportunity next year, we aim to grow the event and make it bigger and better for the coming years. I’d to personally thank all of the schools who attended the tournament and also all of our school partners who we work with in a variety of different ways for their ongoing support.”
Andy Clowes, Hey With Zion Headteacher added: “This was a fabulous gesture from Latics. It's been so good working this year as one of Latics' partner schools, they've really been a massive hit with the kids. What a fabulous treat for the children to play on the hallowed turf!”
The school partner tournament was an extension to the popular schools programme that OACT currently offer to all primary schools within the Oldham borough. Whilst the Community Trust are linked to the football club they aren’t just football focused, there is a wide variety of sports and projects on offer for local schools to be a part of. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special thank you goes to:
Hulme Grammar Prep
Hey With Zion
Pictured are Mills Hill Primary.