On Saturday, prior to Oldham Athletic’s match against Cambridge United, Oldham Athletic Community Trust (OACT) held a diversity tournament at Oldham Futsal Arena.
The tournament was part of the OACT’s Diverse Communities delivery, funded by the EFL Trust, aimed at providing opportunities through sport to diverse communities across Oldham.
Saturday’s competition saw three local Mosques compete in an U12s event, with a total of 26 young people participating on the day.
As part of the tournament, all participants received complimentary tickets for the weekend’s first team fixture.
The Mosques involved were: Masjid Safia (Glodwick), Jamia Mosque (Coldhurst) and Al Khazra Mosque (Coldhurst), with Al Khazra Mosque running out as winners on the day.
Abul Khayr, OACT Diverse Communities Co-Ordinator commented: “It was a pleasure to welcome all of the participants and their families to our event on Saturday at Oldham Futsal Arena.
“The tournament saw us engage with the local community in a unique and innovative way, using football as a tool to engage.”
Saturday’s fixture also saw pupils from Bare Trees Primary School welcomed to Boundary Park.
Students at the school received a presentation from OACT about Oldham Athletic Football Club and its history in the week leading up to the fixture.