14 Jul 2018 in News
Club photographer Jamie Ross became the first ever AFC Oldham Manchester FA Grassroots Awards Winner on Friday (July 13th), picking up the Young Volunteer of the Year prize.
AFC Oldham had three nominees shortlisted in different categories, with Chairman Pete Bird up for the Lifetime Achievement Award and our Social Media Team also recognised.
Having never received a single nomination previously, it was a big night for the club, and shows how much it has grown over the last 12 months.
Missing out on the Best Use of Social Media Award and the Lifetime Achievement gong, all eyes were on Jamie when his category came up.
Arguably the biggest cheer of the night came from the Oldham table, following the announcement of his win.
Watched on by his aunt and uncle, Jamie collected his trophy in front a packed out room at the Midland Hotel in Manchester.
After the event Ross could not his delight, as he took to Twitter to thank the Manchester FA and the club.
“Amazing feeling to win Young Volunteer of the Year last night at the Manchester_FA Awards Thanks to everyone at AFC Oldham who made it a great night and to everyone who made it possible! Big respect to Callum Irvine (fellow nominee) too, keep doing what you do mate for Oldham Athletic Women’s.”
After originally joining Oldham for one game, in order to get a new experience of photographing football, Jamie has gone on to be respected and liked throughout the club over the last year.