New Directions Education was delighted to be able to support Oldham Athletic Football Club’s Community Trust scheme recently by helping with sponsorship. The Football League Division one club who organise a year round programme of activities for schools recently hosted a six-a-side tournament for secondary schools across the borough.
In the Oldham Athletic Under 13 Girls Cup competition, six secondary schools from across the borough played out an exciting and skilled evening of football which resulted in Oasis Academy emerging as winners. Oasis went on to represent Oldham in the regional finals last month in Barnsley, where their performance as a real credit to the team.. The sponsorship enabled trophies and medals to be provided for the winning teams and certificates for all involved in both competitions.
Wendy Noble,Trust Administrator at Oldham Athletics commented “We are delighted to work alongside New Directions Education. Both organisations work with primary and secondary schools, so the decision to work together seemed a natural and logical progression. This is part of the long partnership between ourselves at the Trust and New Directions Education.”
Amanda Stothard, Senior Account Manager at New Directions Education in Manchester’s added “As a company are always keen to support grassroots work that involves the schools and communities we work with. Our head office in Cardiff has had a long tradition of hosting competitions with Cardiff City F.C. and here in Manchester we are keen to carry this on. Well done to all the schools and players who took part.”
The winning Oasis Academy team are pictured with their certificates which they received from Stuart Ash, New Directions Education Business Development Officer.