Fans join players for Open Training Session
There was a fantastic turnout this morning as Oxford United held an open training session for season-ticket holders and Junior Members.
Over 200 people, young and old, came along to watch the first-team squad being put through their paces, leaving everyone impressed with the fitness and ability of United’s players.
The morning started at a gentle pace, with the players doing gentle warm-ups inside and outside the gym before the action moved to the training pitch at the Rover Sports Club. Here the crowd watched a variety of high-tempo training drills, culminating with a short match. The whole session lasted around two hours.
Chris Wilder and the players then held a question-and-answer session, with the manager responding to numerous queries from the enthusiastic crowd, before the traditional Juniors v players game ended with an emphatic 2-0 win to the dozens of children, goalkeepers David Hunt, Johnny Mullins and Scott Davies’ combined powers unable to stop the goals.
The whole event was filmed by Sky Sports News and will be shown soon. It was also captured for Yellow Player, where you can see for yourself some of the drills and entertainment on offer.
Today was just one of the many benefits to being an Oxford United Junior. Open to boys and girls of all ages, Juniors receive:
Exclusive Membership card.
A chance to be a mascot at an Oxford United home or away game
Discounted soccer courses
Exclusive Christmas card.
5% Discount from club shop on Junior Match kit.
Special junior coaching days.
Priority on Christmas party.
Mascots are drawn from the Juniors before every home game. The cost of joining is only £17.50 and you can download the application form right here: Junior Yellows 2013 14