Oldham Athletic Community Trust (OACT) are soon to launch a brand new community initiative, in the form of a military veterans football team.
The project will look to support and re-engage ex-military service men and women back into civilian life through the power of football, consisting of a weekly football session, leading upto friendly fixtures against other community schemes from across the region.
In addition, veterans will have the chance to engage with other members of the armed forces community, with the OACT team and find out more about opportunities and activities happening in Oldham.
Isaac Keast, Military Veterans Lead Coach, commented: “Working with the ex-military is something that I am truly passionate about.
"My late Stepdad was a Sergeant Major in the Royal Signals and in my opinion the Veterans community do not get enough attention, I know how much just an hour a week of football can bring to people lives."
It really does not matter if you have played football for 20 years or if you have never kicked a ball in your life, if you are 25 or 65 years old, the main goals from this project is to engage in the veterans community bringing social, mental help and physical aspects back in to your life.
We have teamed up with the "Royal British Legion Royton Branch" which in time will bring more veterans together and supply people with other types of opportunities once our project is established.”
OACT are asking people to register their interest in the project, this can be done by emailing Isaac.Keast@OACT.org.uk.