Oldham Community Leisure is responsible for the management, operation and development of 11 Sports Centres/Swimming Pools and Synthetic Pitches in Oldham.
Since it was formed on 17th November 2002 OCL has operated the facilities in partnership with other agencies to improve the health, well-being, and physical activity for the people of Oldham.
Our vision is to create an environment in which sport, active recreation and leisure are integrated into the lifestyle of all Oldham citizens, in order that community cohesion and health benefits are continually improving.
Sport, leisure and active recreational activity will be used as an essential component in supporting and developing the infrastructure of the community and to improve the quality of life both physically and mentally. We will actively work with partner organisations in order to facilitate this development through a better understanding of the issues and a sharing of resources to achieve success.
As well as managing the modern suite of Council Leisure Centres to an award winning standard, we offer physical activity programmes in community centres and provision of mass participation events for both absolute beginners and seasoned competitors.
We deliver specialist health intervention programmes off-site in a range of venues, such as chair-based falls prevention classes in residential homes, to gentle exercise classes and exercise referral programmes in community centres.
We are innovative in our approach to engaging with different community groups and have helped launch a number of initiatives in Oldham to appeal to a broad range of people. We also provide management support and advice to community groups, together improving health and activity levels in Oldham.