Get active with the Latics Community Trust

Date published: 24 September 2021

Staff at the Oldham Athletic Community Trust have been busy organising three new sessions for local people to get involved in and stay active.

On Tuesday evenings, OACT run a women’s only over 30’s football session at the Coop Failsworth Academy on Brierley Avenue.

This session allows women to participate in physical activity for free in a safe and secure environment with other women.

This is advertised as a Just Play session - it is simply a football wellbeing session for any woman over 30 regardless of ability.

All sessions are fun, lively and welcoming, and are brilliant for anyone who is interested in playing football in an environment free of judgement.

Walking football sessions at the Honeywell Centre in Oldham are open to any age and any ability.

The session is not directly aimed at participants over a certain age - organisers do not want to exclude younger players returning from injury or those struggling with health issues.

Walking football is a unique, small-sided version of football.

As the name suggests, it is strictly walking only with some other rule changes from Association Football.

The ball is not allowed above head height, there is no physical contact and only goalkeepers are allowed in the goal area.

Last but not least, on September 30 OACT are launching an over 65’s coffee morning in partnership with ABL Health.

Based in the Family Stand at Boundary Park between 10am - 11am, staff will welcome over 65’s into the Latics stadium for a brew and a chat.

The pandemic has forced a lot of people to live without social interaction over the last 18 months.

Now with restrictions easing and opportunities to spend time with others being allowed, OACT want to provide something to those that need it most.

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