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Oxford United Offer Free Football Across the City

7 August 2014

U’s to offer free football in five different location across City

Oxford United are pleased to announce they have teamed up with Oxford City Council’s Youth Ambition programme to achieve more active and engaged young people. The aim of the project is to increase sporting opportunities for young people aged 15-21 in five areas of Oxford; Rose Hill, Blackbird Leys, Wood Farm, Cutteslowe and Barton. 

The project will initially run for 10 weeks and Oxford United will work closely with the City Council to deliver the project. The aim of the project is to engage young people in positive activities and by doing so, help them to broaden their perception of their own capabilities, stimulate ambition and make a positive contribution to their community.

The project will begin on the 11th August 2014 and will involve Oxford United men’s and women’s player ambassadors such as Michael Raynes and Katie Stanley, who will be involved in running girls only sessions.

Community Development Manager Rob Lees believes Oxford United can make a real difference to Oxford City and stated “This is a very exciting project and the partnership with Youth Ambition will allow us to make a difference to a number of young people in the five key areas of Oxford. The offering of free football multi-sports sessions with a football focus during the summer holidays and beyond means we can really make an impact in each community”. 

The sessions will be run by FA qualified Oxford United coaches and are free for anybody aged 15-21. The sessions will run on the following days:

Mon: Sunnymead Park, Cutteslowe (Wren Road, OX2 7SX)
Tues: Barton Pavilion, (Barton Village Road, OX3 9LB) 
Weds: Rose Hill, Recreation Ground (Ashhurst Way, OX4 4RF)
Thurs: Frys Hill Park, Greater Leys (behind the OUFC stadium, OX4 7WU)
Fri: Wood Farm Recreation Ground, (behind Forresters Tower / Atkyns Road Shops, OX3 8QA)

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