In 2007, after 21 successful years, we saw the Oldham Athletic Football in the Community programme replaced by the Oldham Athletic Community Trust.
The aims of the Trust are basically similar to those of its predecessor but we wanted to be even more involved with our community and deliver more activities. Therefore the Community Trust was established to use its charitable status, and Oldham Athletics’ profile, to secure new levels of funding previously unavailable to a football business.
The appointment of a new Community Manager in January 2008 was to realise this aim. It is evident, from the success we have achieved over the past 24 months, that this move has proved to be extremely successful as the Trust has grown in size and we are continuing to sustain the delivery of high quality activities.
In addition to the football activities we offer through our schools programme, Kickz, 3 v Free and Grassroots development we also deliver projects and activities in: Healthy Lifestyles, Disability, Volunteering, Sports Leadership (Lead with Latics) and Street Cheer, Our aim is to encourage children, young people and adults to enjoy taking part in physical recreation at all levels, to engage and embrace all sections of the community and to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. We aim to develop closer links with the residents of Oldham and provide everyone with opportunities to participate in sport, football and other activities that contribute to the positive development of the borough.
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