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Sensory Packs Available Again

28 June 2019

The club in conjunction with the Oldham Athletic Community Trust are delighted to once again offer matchday sensory packs for fixtures at Boundary Park.

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

The free sensory packs will come complete with an Oldham Athletic Community Trust (OACT) draw string bag and will include the following:

  • OACT silicone wristband.
  • 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's Head of Community said; "We are proud to once again provide an opportunity such as this to Latics 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 the sensory packs it is our aim to make an Oldham Athletic matchday a much more inclusive and enjoyable experience.

"The response the packs had last season was phenomenal, Oldham Athletic were the first EFL club to introduce this kind of opportunity and I am delighted to see that clubs up and down the country are now introducing similar initiatives for their fans to benefit from."

He added: "I would also like to thank the Oldham Athletic supporters, in particular Adam Keeley, as his support has enabled us to ensure that the packs remain free of charge for the forthcoming season."

All sensory packs will need to be pre-ordered prior to a matchday. This can be done so by emailing Martin.Vose@OACT.org.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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