Oldham Athletic Community Trust is helping women rekindle their love of playing football, for free.

Every Tuesday members OACT hosts a Women's Just Play Football session at the Honeywell Centre on Hadfield Street.

And it is open to all women, of all abilities, to attend.

A total of 18 women attended this week's session, and the Community Trust's media and communications executive Callum Irving said: "The sessions have been running now since September 2021, initially as a project for the women’s Euros alongside Manchester FA for women over the age of 30 to join in recreational football.

"As time has gone on the age has been lowered to 18-plus and it is now run in partnership with active through football Oldham.

"There is a good core group with a nice mix of ages and it’s a really good session."

Before the pitch resurfacing work started at the end of last season, Latics invited the group to use Boundary Park.

One player said: "It's amazing. To be able to play on a proper pitch it feels like back in the day when I used to play before.

"The reason I come down is I played football when I was a lot younger and I kind of fell out of it because I couldn't play in the normal league because it was 16-year-olds, who I can't keep up with so for me I felt like I'd lost part of my life.

"Then when I was at the Honeywell Centre I saw a leaflet and I just love being back in football with people I can play against without it being too much pressure."

Another added: "I first started attending the women's recreational football because I played club football when I was a kid, but I aged out of it and I got into an open age team, but other things took over so I stopped playing.

"It (the group) helped me get back into football."

Anyone wishing to register their interest for future sessions is advised to email emily.ashworth@oact.org.uk.