Oldham Athletic Appeal for Ex Military Personnel for a new Team

Date published: 28 August 2019

Ex military personnel are being offered the chance to get involved in a new community football team with Oldham Athletic. 

A new project is trying to engage ex service men and women in a new league - with friendly fixtures across the region. 

A weekly football session will be held, leading up to friendly fixtures against other community schemes from across the region.

In addition, veterans will have the chance to engage with other members of the armed forces community, with the OACT team and find out more about opportunities and activities happening in Oldham.

Isaac Keast, Military Veterans Lead Coach, commented:  “Working with the ex-military is something that I am truly passionate about.

"My late Stepdad was a Sergeant Major in the Royal Signals and in my opinion the Veterans community do not get enough attention, I know how much just an hour a week of football can bring to people lives."

The club say "It doesn't matter if you have played football for 20 years or if you have never kicked a ball in your life, if you are 25 or 65 years old, the main goals from this project is to engage in the veterans community bringing social, mental help and physical aspects back in to your life."

They've teamed up with the "Royal British Legion Royton Branch".

OACT are asking people to register their interest in the project, this can be done by emailing Isaac.Keast@OACT.org.uk.

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