For the coming season Oldham Athletic Development Centre will only be operating teams from Under 8s through to Under 16s as part of our aim to ensure there is less confusion between the Oldham Athletic Youth Team and recently launched Education programme which is headed up by Jim Gannon.
Moving forward Oldham Athletic Development Centre will only have squads in these coming age groups inline with the Academies vision for the recruitment pathway for Oldham Athletic.
As part of this decision last seasons Under 16s squad will be playing for Tameside United Football Club https://www.tamesideunitedfc.co.uk/ as part of a link with the local grassroots football side. The partnership is an aim to ensure that there is an opportunity for all players to continue their development within Football and will be supported by coaching and resources from the Development Centre staff.
The Tameside United FC Under 18s side, which consisted of 9 players from last seasons DC 16s side played their first game this weekend vs Wakefield AFC.
Tameside United FC is a local programme which supports both male and female athletes with training on a Friday night, Girls play games on Saturdays with mixed teams playing games on Sundays. Teams range from Under 8s all the way upto Under 18s in both Boys and Girls Football.