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Alison Is Fan Of The Year!

30 May 2023

Everyone at Oldham Athletic would like to congratulate Alison Schofield after being named Fan of the Year at the National Game Awards.

Alison, who has worked tirelessly as an ambassador for Her Game Too, was rewarded for her work in revolutionising the female fan experience.

Her Game Too was founded in May 2021 with the aim of promoting the role of women within football and advocating for equal rights.

Alison has played a prominent part in the work of Her Game Too at Boundary Park, including the success of the dedicated matchday against Boreham Wood in March.

The National Game Awards are hosted by the Non-League Paper to recognise the contribution of supporters, players and clubs for their achievements, both on and off the pitch.

With the event taking place at Wimbledon’s Plough Lane, this year’s awards also included Goal of the Season, Cup Run of the Year, Unsung Hero, and The Lifetime Achievement.

Alison became Latics’ Her Game Too ambassador in February 2022, saying: “I have been an Oldham Athletic fan my whole entire life, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

"I think I can speak for most fans who do anything for their club in saying we do it because we love our club so much and want the best for the club and fans and never expect anything in return in terms of recognition.

“I would like to thank The Non-League Paper and William Hill for this incredible award. I’m truly blown away.

“Her Game Too has a team of six ambassadors at our club and we wouldn’t have achieved what we have this past season without each and every one of them, so a massive thank you to Dawn, Andrea, Sammy, Lauren and Kerry.

“I have to give a special mention to Her Game Too and to thank Caz May, the founder, the other directors, ambassadors and advocates who all volunteer every single day, around their full-time jobs and busy lives, to eradicate sexist abuse within the sport.

“Finally, I thank my club, Oldham Athletic Community Trust, the Oldham Athletic Girls & Women, the Fan Council, and all the supporters who have backed us in making a positive difference, helped bring our ideas to reality at Boundary Park, and committed to continue to work with us for the seasons to come to keep improving things.”

Latics are proud to be among pacesetters when it comes to inclusion, introducing free sanitary products and setting up a hotline to record and stamp out any abuse.

Congratulations, Alison!

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