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Sensory Packs Back Available

16 February 2022

The Community Trust (OACT), in partnership with Oldham Athletic, are delighted to announce that an additional number of matchday activity packs and sensory packs are available for the rest of the 2021/22 season.

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. 

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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 offer of the sensory pack, there is also the option to order an 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 pack of felt tips.
  • Oldham Athletic themed activity booklet.
  • Oldham Athletic branded medal. 

With Head of Community, Martin Vose stating again; "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."

To order, email enquiries@oact.org.uk but please note that 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 requests will result in receiving a pack due to this fact. 

If you would like to support Oldham Athletic Community Trust and the work they do, such as providing Matchday Activity and Sensory packs, you can donate by clicking here or by scanning the QR Code below.
 
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