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Latics Held First Fans For Diversity Event On Tuesday Night

28 September 2017

Club News

Latics Held First Fans For Diversity Event On Tuesday Night

28 September 2017

Oldham Athletic hosted its first Fans For Diversity session on Tuesday night for the game against Peterborough United.

The event brought together local communities as the club continue to work with Kick It Out and the Community Trust to engage with all backgrounds to make a matchday experience as inclusive as possible.

Chief Executive Mark Moisley said: "As a club it is vital that we make every effort possible to increase our fan base, and the event on Tuesday is one of a number of initiatives that we are undertaking.

"Both Anwar Uddin and Humayun Islam have worked closely alongside Natalie Seaton and Martin Vose at the club to make the event so successful and we look forward to building our relationship further over the coming weeks."

Anwar Uddin, lead on the Fans For Diversity campaign run in partnership by Kick It Out and the Football Supporters’ Federation, added: “Tuesday evening is what Fans For Diversity is all about.

"It was fantastic to bring together key members of the Asian community, Oldham Athletic and the Community Trust in a meeting to discuss how the club can better engage with local people who have not historically attended home games.

“You can see that from top to bottom, Oldham Athletic are really on board with what we are trying to achieve and I’m delighted that we’ve now laid the foundations to build a real legacy of diverse fan engagement at the club.

“Many of the Oldham Scouts who we brought along were attending their first game at Boundary Park, and the smiles on their faces after seeing the Latics win 3-2 is something I’ll remember for a long time.”

Community Manager Martin Vose commented: "Through working with Kick It Out, Fans For Diversity and Oldham Athletic, the event was a huge success and I believe in a few years time, it will be viewed as a catalyst for change.

"Oldham Athletic are a club that has its local community at heart and events such as this demonstrate this commitment.

"Thank you to Kick It Out and Fans For Diversity for their support."

A supporter-led Twitter page has been set up @FFD_Latics so make sure to follow them.

For more information, please email or call 0161 785 5176.

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