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Game of Chance Tournament Next Week

23 October 2014

Club News

Game of Chance Tournament Next Week

23 October 2014

United help to raise awareness that 'legal highs' are a game of chance

Oxford United are supporting Oxfordshire County Council’s Game of Chance Campaign by staging a free 5-a-side football tournament aimed at local 16-24 year olds.

The tournament will see 24 teams (18 male and 6 female) participating in games of eight minutes.  It’s on a first come, first served basis and in addition to the opportunity to win the kudos of being crowned 5-a-side champions, participants will also get the chance to win some great prizes through the Chance Raffle and Speed vs. Power competitions. The downside is that, like all games of chance, there’s the possibility of an unexpected booby prize!

After the games an awards ceremony will be held at the O2 Academy on Cowley Road.

It is hoped the positive atmosphere generated at the tournament will encourage young people to engage with the messages of the campaign; that taking ‘legal highs’ is a game of chance with no guaranteed outcome. A number of substances once referred to as ‘legal highs’ have now been banned under the Misuse of Drugs Act, for example mephedrone (Mcat, Miaow Miaow) and methoxetamine (MKET, Mexy).

Taking ‘legal highs’ is a game of chance, find out more at

It’s completely free to enter a team for the tournament so if you live in Oxfordshire, are 16-24 and want to sign up a team, visit

Interest is already high, so apply now for the chance to get involved.

To enter you must be aged 16-24 and currently live in #Oxfordshire. Kick off is 6pm - 10pm Wednesday 29th October at St Gregorys on Cricket Rd, with after tournament entertainment on offer at the O2 Academy.

The tournament is brought to you by Oxfordshire County Council's & Oxford United FC.

Sign your team up now at

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