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Oldham Athletic Community Trust Introduce Sensory Packs To Make Matchdays More Inclusive

30 July 2018

Oldham Athletic Community Trust are delighted to offer a matchday sensory pack to supporters with disabilities for the club’s home games at Boundary Park.

The packs have been designed for supporters, particularly those with Autism, who attend matches to make the matchday experience more accessible, comfortable and enjoyable.

The items will come complete with an Oldham Athletic draw string bag and will include the following:

  • Club branded medal
  • Autism Awareness card, which can be shown to matchday staff and stewards to ask for assistance when entering the ground
  • A map of the Boundary Park stadium
  • Noise-cancelling headphones
  • Fidget spinner

Martin Vose, Oldham Athletic Community Trust Community Manager commented: “Alongside Oldham Athletic Football Club, we are delighted to be able to offer out the free sensory packs to Oldham Athletic fans.

“Inclusive is one of our three Community Trust values and this initiative is another example of how we are working hard to meet the needs of those within our local community of Oldham.

“With these packs it it is our aim to make the Oldham Athletic matchday a much more inclusive and enjoyable experience.”

All sensory packs will need to be pre-ordered prior to matchday. This can be done so by emailing Martin.Vose@oldhamathletic.co.uk.

There are a limited number of packs available, which will be issued on a first come first served basis.

OACT would like to remind supporters that not all enquiries will result in receiving a pack.


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