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Get Your Matchday Activity Pack!

13 August 2021

Oldham Athletic Community Trust (OACT), in partnership with Oldham Athletic AFC, are delighted to announce the launch of a brand-new matchday activity pack along with the return of the matchday sensory packs.

Back in 2018 the matchday sensory packs were first launched, receiving worldwide media coverage for being one of the first EFL Clubs to offer this scheme.

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

Matchday sensory packs will include:

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

Alongside the return of the sensory pack there is also the launch of a brand new matchday activity pack, which aims to enhance the matchday experience for junior supporters. These packs are aimed at children aged 11 and under.

Matchday activity packs will have:

  • A football themed colouring book.
  • A pack of felt tips.
  • A letter from the Oldham Athletic Head Coach.
  • Oldham Athletic themed activity booklet.
  • Oldham Athletic branded medal.

"Alongside Oldham Athletic Football Club, we are delighted to be able to offer out the matchday packs to Latics fans.

 

"Being 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 is our aim to make the Oldham Athletic matchday a more inclusive and enjoyable experience."

Head of Community, Martin Vose

To order, please email enquiries@oact.org.uk before the 31st of August, stating which pack you would like to request (sensory or activity).

Packs must be collected from Boundary Park, with the intention of being ready for the Hartlepool United fixture on the 18th September 2021. The first 20 packs distributed will also feature a copy of the book 'beautiful ambition' produced by the Premier League Writing Stars.

There are a limited number of packs available, which will be issued on a first come, first served basis. OACT would therefore like to inform supporters that not all enquiries will result in receiving a pack.


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