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Charlie's Day With The U's

12 December 2016

U's pleased to help Charlie enjoy his day

A couple of weeks ago we received this email from a fan:

“Hi there,

My name is Charlie Johnson and I am 12 years old. I have heard that in order to become a ball boy you need to be in the Oxford United youth team. Sadly being my childhood club I have wanted to join the youth team, football being my life and all. 
Unfortunately I have a heart condition called long q t and it stops me from being able to try and become a footballer. So sadly I would not be able to become a ball boy. But I think it is bad that I can't be one just because I can't join the youth team. I mean I know lots of other children would love to have this opportunity but they have advantages being able to play football which is a childhood dream of mine but to my expense I cannot so could you please ask someone or try and sort out for me if I could become a ball boy.

Thank you very much,

Charlie”

So we invited Charlie in for a tour behind the scenes ahead of the Oldham Athletic game…




Today we received this email from Charlie’s Dad:

“Many thanks from myself and my wife for really making Charlie’s day on Saturday he had a fantastic time and hasn't stopped going on about it. Please pass on our thanks to all involved on the day. 
In our opinion there is not a better family club in the league so well done to everyone.

Regards,

Mark”

And then this one from Charlie himself:

"Hi again! 

I would just like to say thank you for the experience it was literally the best day of my life. Well that and when Oxford beat Wycombe 3-0. I loved every single moment of it and also thank you for the kit. How to say this without being cheeky. But I would love to become a regular it was great is there any chance I can come on boxing day? (:

Many thanks

Charlie"

We are pleased to say that Charlie is now officially part of the Ball Boy team and has been invited to join us for any game he likes.


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