Oldham Athletic Supporters Foundation Approved strategy – April 2021

Mission Statement.

“Ensure the existence of a successful, well-supported and inclusive professional football club based in Oldham MBC; act as the official and representative supporters group which holds a share in the Club; hold the Club accountable”.

How? Delivered through 6 objectives – LATICS

  1. Asset of Community Value: A) Renewal in March 2022 – ONGOING 1ST DRAFT COMPLETED APRIL 2021 READY TO SUBMIT TO OMBC. THANK YOU VOLUNTEER. B) Pre-trigger research and work. Potentially could we become the club’s landlords? -TO START NEED HELP
  2. Business Crisis Management Plan Develop and be ready to respond to different outcomes; build contingency funds – TO START TARGET DATE SUMMER 2021
  3. Recruitment Attract appropriate professional talent to respond swiftly – ONGOING. VOLUNTEER PAGE ON WEBSITE, SOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
  1. Playershare Re-establish investment in the Academy – STARTED & ONGOING WITH 2 VOLUNTEERS. NEED MORE HELP
  2. Sponsorship Consider options to support – TO START JULY 2021 FOR 2021/22 SEASON. MEMBER VOTE
  1. Council Strengthen relationship and engagement with Council leadership – ONGOING, TWO MEETINGS COMPLETED AS OF 24.04.21
  2. Local Businesses Establish links with local business partners – TO START NEED HELP
  3. OACT Actively support their great work in the community.- STARTED MORE TO FOLLOW FOR 2021/22 SEASON. NEED HELP

  1. Latics Lottery Launch in partnership with Clubforce.- COMPLETED LAUNCHED 16.05.21. THANK YOU VOLUNTEER
  2. Easy Fundraising Promote online shopping scheme (4000 retailers) – COMPLETED LAUNCHED DECEMBER 2020.
  3. Regular Giving Scheme Build ring-fenced contingency fund – STARTED & ONGOING. RESEARCH WITH HEARTS COMPLETED. TARGET LAUNCH DATE AUGUST 2020
  4. Third Party Funds Identify appropriate matched funding streams / grants – STARTED & ONGOING. NEED HELP WITH RESEARCH
  1. Representation. OASF representative on Club Board – COMPLETED 92% MEMBERSSHIP APPROVAL TO APPOINT ON 09.05.21. REP APPOINTED 11.05.21
  2. Governance Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) secured – COMPLETED APRIL 2021.TARGET OF FIRST FOUNDATION/CLUB BOARD MEETING SUMMER 2021
  3. Financials Ensure full review of Club Accounts and sound financial management – ONGOING. REGULAR UPDATES TO THE FSA TO SUPPORT NATIONAL EFL CLUB REFORM
  1. Increase OASF membership Remove subscription-based membership and provide free membership; encourage fans to donate to other funding streams – COMPLETED 08.04.21 BY OASF DIRECTORS VOTE
  2. Provide regular, effective communication Relaunch website and invest in our marketing and communication strategies – STARTED ENGAGED WITH COMPANIES TO RAISE OUR PROFILE. TARGET TO COMPLETE SEPTEMBER 2021
  3. Member Events Organise events for Members e.g. Fans Forums, Meet the Manager, Match Day Stadium Tour for Season Ticket Holders – ONGOING FIRST EVENT BY AUGUST 2021
  4. Trustee Engagement Re-establish links with former players and managers as formal Trustees.- TO START. TARGET DATE SUMMER 2021
  5. FSA Continue to work with FSA e.g. representation on Task Forces – ONGOING. THANK YOU FOUNDATION DIRECTOR PHILIPPA WHITTAKER FOR RASING OUR EXPERIENCES AS A SUPPORTER GROUP AT A NATIONAL LEVEL.
  6. Democracy Manifesto for Club improvement approved by members. – COMPLETED 97% MEMBERSHIP APPROVAL AS OF 09.05.21.

Ricky Holden supports OASF.