Community 1st Oldham is committed to supporting healthy living in Oldham and sponsors Oldham Community Leisure’s (OCL) Oldham Sport Active project which encourages young people and families to get involved in sport and commit to a healthier lifestyle.
The project is part-funded by Sport England’s Community Sport Activation Fund who set an ambitious target of getting 800 people throughout Oldham involved in sport – and the Oldham Sport Active project has exceeded this target!
The success of the project wouldn’t have been possible without the commitment of all of its partners, whether through funding or by giving young people access to sporting sessions.
Oldham College offered its students five free sporting sessions to encourage participation which included football, women only swim lessons, sport sessions for younger students whose first language is not English and students taking part in the Milltown Carnival 7K Road Race.
Oldham Athletic Community Trust delivered a number of football sessions in the heart of many local communities around the borough.
Another popular session was Indoor Climbing at Oldham Sports Centre which offers participants an alternative and fun form of exercise. OCL trained five volunteer climbing instructors to help with sessions, four of whom were students who initially accessed the project from Oldham College – a great first step for students wanting to work in the outdoor/adventure industry.
Community 1st is delighted with the success of this project and proud to have supported OCL throughout the year – well done to all involved.