Tech Angels derby blessing for Latics!

Jack Simpson

Head of Marketing and Communications

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We’ve worked in close partnership with our hometown’s League One football club Oldham Athletic for a long time. Back in 2013, our sister company WAUKCE sponsored their FA cup tie with Everton (see below), and this season have secured a perimeter board and sponsored Chaddy the Owl’s away shirt.
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This relationship with our local club continues to thrive as we deliver a successful code club at Laticzone as part of our code club scheme in Greater Manchester. It isn’t just the next generation of coding prodigies that we want to help out. With Tech Angels, an angel investment service and our sister company, we’re also supporting locally-based tech start-ups: ambitious software developers and future CEOs that want to make a difference.

Tech Angels was the official match ball sponsor for Latics’ recent derby tie with Rochdale AFC at the SportsDirect.com Park, so a few lucky Webbies got a seat in the ground’s corporate box. We were treated to a lovely meal, and the warm hospitality of the box staff was greatly appreciated by all. Defender George Elokobi even popped by and shared a few thoughts with us ahead of the game. You don’t get this kind of treatment at Old Trafford! The game ended in a rather comfortable win for Oldham, who stormed 3-0 ahead despite a closely fought 1st half, and we got a little bit excited on Twitter…

After the game, Bolton loanee and O2 Business Man of the Match Luke Woodland came into the box to say hello, and presented Craig with a bottle of champagne as a thanks for being match ball sponsors. 2 wins out of 2 for the season, and 6-0 on aggregate against our local rivals Rochdale, (not that anyone’s counting) we headed home after a fantastic night.
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As a company, it’s important to us that we put back into our local community, and it’s great to be able to say we have the support of our local football club when it comes to recognising these goals. See what I did there? No? Doesn’t matter…