Local schoolchildren given the chance to shine
On Tuesday, Oxford United, together with Unipart, one of Europe’s leading full service logistics providers, worked with a group of 14-16 year olds from Matthew Arnold School, St Gregory the Great Catholic School and The Oxford Academy as part of Unipart’s Talent Factory programme – a national sports-based programme designed to identify and nurture talent in young people.
United and Unipart provided the youngsters with an exciting day of sports and work based activities that enabled them to experience those skills essential for their future success.
After enjoying a healthy “footballers” lunch at Unipart, the youngsters learned about team skills in a sports environment, and also received top nutritional advice to maintain peak fitness levels at The Oxford Academy with Johnny Mullins, Matt Bevans, Josh Ruffels and Max Crocombe.
Oxford United’s Community Manager, Chris Lowes, commented “This is a great opportunity for young people to get first-hand experience of something different and exciting. It’s a great tribute to Unipart that they can make these facilities available to young people from the local community with a view that these may be the employees of tomorrow.
“Building links within the community is high on our agenda…our Youth Academy programme reaches right across Oxfordshire – encouraging young people to take up sport – a habit we hope that will last a lifetime. The Talent Factory programme is a way that we can create networks for our young people so that they see how their future might look”