Lots to see and do as the U's focus on Community
The focus is on Community this Saturday as Oxford United welcome Morecambe to the Kassam Stadium.
The club works very hard to put Oxford United at the heart not just of Oxford but of the whole of Oxfordshire and Saturday will be Community Day, with a huge range of activities planned around the ground before kick off
It’s a chance for families to come along and talk to the community team as well as local charities and organisations. There will be a broad range of activities for people of all ages including Premier Tennis (situated in Ollie’s Den), taekwondo and a host of fitness and leisure businesses such as Yoga Quota, Fusion Lifestyle and Personal Trainer Karl Beacham. For the more daring there will be a King Ramps skate ramp which has kindly been provided by Access Sport, and a fire engine so you can see the works of the unsung heroes in our community.
In addition to all of this there will be a local children’s centre, story museum, a visit from Appleton Primary school, DJ Natty for the music-lovers and the Strawberry Fayre Majorettes.
Caroline Robbins, Community Operations Director, said
“We are very proud of the work we do in the local community and both Darryl Eales and Mark Ashton have often spoke at length about the importance of a thriving Community Department in any successful football club.
“Saturday is just a chance for people to come along and see some of the activities and events that we support across the county and to get involved. We have big plans for the future and next month will see a Gala Dinner to officially launch the new Community Trust. The level of support we have had for that is fantastic and very encouraging for the future.”
The gala dinner takes place on Thursday 29th October and guests include England manager Roy Hodgson along with a number of other high-profile established luminaries from the worlds of sports, entertainment, politics and culture.
Attendees on the night will be treated to a three-course meal, top-drawer entertainment, and they’ll also have the opportunity to bid for a number of money can’t buy prizes to raise money for the Trust, including signed football boots from some of the world’s top players.
A limited number of places are still available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for full details