0161 Classic Fight Night

We, in collaboration with our friends at 0161 community Gym ran an event to watch 3 classic fights on a big screen.

Rumble in the Jungle – Ali vs Foreman after a 3 year suspension for refusing the Vietnam draft.

Hagler vs the racist Minter.

Louis vs Schmeling, Hitlers favourite fighter.

A great night by all accounts with the fights discussed by our expert boxing and sports journalist.


0161 Community Month at the mill

We were lucky enough to take over some space at Islington Mill in Salford for a month over the summer and we ran a massive variety of free activities.

So important to have events and spaces like this that everyone can come and use, to relax and do activities. Everyone’s said the same thing, that there’s nothing for kids to do, we want to change this!

We want to have things like this going on and permanent spaces we can use so let us know what you want!

Thanks to everyone who played any part in the last month, we couldn’t do it without you.


0161 Community Summer Funday

Thanks to everyone who came down and helped, Lizzie Hobbs, Eliza Face Painter, Warriors Boxing Academy, all the 0161 volunteers and everyone at Oldham Library. 

Video from our community funday below, hosted at Oldham Library, brilliant to see so many people, trying so many things together.

Thanks again to everybody, and we’ve got loads of activities and programmes over the coming months. So see you at our gym classes in Chadderton / Fitton Hill and any other events we have coming up.

We will be working towards getting our own spaces over the next coming months and will need as much support and help as possible so keep an eye out!

0161 Community Team


0161 St Georges Day 5-a-side tournament 2019

0161 Community presented our second annual St Georges day event.

We welcomed everyone back to Tameside Stadium on Sunday 21st April for a St George’s Day celebration in collaboration with other local groups.

A day celebrating equality and diversity, with a 5-a-side football tournament featuring 16 teams followed by some curry and speakers in the function room.

Big congrats to Holy Trinity who walked away with our special 0161 St Georges trophies.


0161 Community LGBT history mural

As part of this LGBT History month in 2019 we partnered up with Oldham Library and created a big paper / card mural with participation from all members of the community to remember all the people involved in the fight for LGBT rights from across the North West. 


0161 Community cinema trip for Peterloo

4th November 2018 we had over 30 of us go to the cinema in central Manchester to watch the brilliant Peterloo film that had just come out. 

“With this richly intelligent, passionate movie, Mike Leigh has fought a brilliant rearguard action on history’s political battlefield.”

We subside cinema tickets when possible and will be doing more showings soon! 


0161 Community Fun Day at Oldham Library

27th October saw us host our fun day, with a mass load of events going on. Boxing, MMA, graffiti, badge making, football and more. It was absolutely brilliant, people from all over the town and all ages came to it, such a great and vibrant day, here’s to the next one already! 


Our City United // 0161 Community // FARE – Autumn football tournament

On the 13th October we held a brilliant football  tournament in conjunction with FARE as part of their week of action focusing on these 3 points.

1) Increase public awareness and tackle discrimination in football.

2) Act as a means for social change through unified action in football.

3) Develop and try out ideas and new practises that challenge exclusion.

There was a showing of a film about Lampedusa F.C. in Hamburg followed by some delicious curry. Holy Trinity F.C. ran out eventual winners! 


0161 Community St Georges Day

0161 Community’s first event up at Tameside Stadium was held on the 22nd April 2018. A St George’s Day celebration in collaboration with other local groups and a variety of different football teams.

A day celebrating equality and diversity, with 7 a side football in the morning followed by world cuisine and music by the ever wonderful Joe Solo in the afternoon.

A fantastic event, with a whole host of people joining in and coming down to join us in celebrating diversity on this St Georges Day, the trophy taken home by the brilliant United Glasgow team! Looking forward to seeing who will take it next year.

0161 at Oldham Carnival

We held a stall down at Oldham Carnival this year, and what an absolutely beautiful and brilliant day for it. We got loads of people signed up for our graffiti and boxing classes that we have coming up.

With women, men, children from all races and all places getting involved, this is the community action we should all be doing. Great to see so many families and groups coming and all getting involved with some graffiti or boxing.

We spoke to swathes of locals and got some great stories about growing up in the streets of Oldham, we will be using all of this for our future walking tours.

Thanks again to the wonderful organisers from Oldham Carnival for everything they do. Looking forward to going back again for sure.


0161 at Kurdish Football Tournament

The 0161 Community teams first outing was down in Tottenham at a Kurdish community event, absolutely fantastic stuff. We came away with the trophy for Fair Play, hopefully we can keep the title next time and all. It was an awe inspiring day with all members and cultures from surrounding communities coming together, we managed to dance away the evening enjoying some Kurdish food, looking forward to inviting them all up to Manchester soon. 

0161 Community Winter Funday

As we come up to Christmas and the colder time of year, we thought no better time to bring everyone today so … we’ll be taking over Oldham Central Library from 11:00 – 15:00 on Saturday 21st December! Some of the things that will be on offer is:

Muay Thai
Arts + Crafts
and much more

Activities for all of the family, every single activity is free, so looking forward to seeing you down there!

Boxing + MMA

Tuesdays – Huddersfield (Lowerhouses)
18:00 – 19:00 (Any level, ages 5 – 15)

Wednesdays – Chadderton Library
17:30 – 18:15 (Beginners, and ages 4 – 9)
18:15 – 19:00 (Intermediate, and ages 10+)

Fridays – Fitton Hill Youth Club
18:30 – 19:30 (Any level)

Saturdays – Fitton Hill Library
12:00 – 13:00 (Any level, ages 5 – 15)


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