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Play On The Pitch Experiences

20 May 2021

Recently a number of local schools have visited Boundary Park through the 'Play On The Pitch' initiative, taking part in PL Primary Stars sports day events.

Following the conclusion of the 2020/21 season, Oldham Athletic provided the opportunity for local children to visit Boundary Park, which through the PL Primary Stars sports days provided a wide range of activities including rounders, athletics and football. 

In total, 313 pupils visited the ground participating in over 16 hours of physical activity across a two-week period. This benefitted both the pupils physical and mental wellbeing, especially after such a difficult 18 months due to the pandemic.  

In addition to the sports day event, schools were also presented with reusable water bottles to reinforce the importance of the PL (Premier League) Primary Stars 'Pass on Plastic' message.  

Andy Clowes, Hey With Zion Primary School Headteacher commented; "This visit means the world, I can't believe what a fantastic treat this was for the pupils of Hey With Zion Primary School.

"Oldham Athletic Community Trust deliver some fantastic work with schools and we are delighted to work with them."

Andy Clowes

Martin Vose, Head of Community added; "It was a privilege to welcome several of our partner schools to Boundary Park recently, for many it was the first school trip they had done since March last year. 

"Our vision for the forthcoming 12 months is to ensure that we provide as many unique and positive opportunities that we can, creating memories that will last a lifetime, with events such as this playing a key part to achieve this."

A thank you also goes to the following primary schools who took part in the 14 events:
Woodlands Academy, Willowpark Academy, St Anne's Royton, Royton Hall, Firbank, Hey With Zion, SS Aidan & Oswald and St Paul's Royton.


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