Oxford United are pleased to announce that, after an eight-month audit process, the club has been provisionally awarded an extended licence to continue operating at Category 3 level for the next three years.
As part of the assessment process carried out on behalf of the Premier League and Football League, all 43 Category 3 clubs across the country have been assessed against requirements set out in the national EPPP framework, resulting in Oxford United being clustered in the top group of clubs at this level.
Academy Manager Dan Harris said:
"As a club we’re pleased to have successfully come through this rigorous period of assessment for the Academy. While it is clear that we still have significant areas of improvement ahead of us, it is testament to the hard work of the players, parents and staff that the club has been provisionally awarded this mandate to continue operating our Youth Development programme for the next three years.
"I’d like to put on record my thanks to all those at the Football League for their support in the lead up to the Audit and also to Les Taylor and the rest of the full-time Academy staff who contributed so much to the process both before, and since, my arrival.
"I’d also like to thank both Darryl Eales and Tiger, who have both demonstrated their commitment to the Youth Development programme here at Oxford United with significant investment into the Academy over recent years and for the next few seasons - we look forward to working together to continue building a bright future here at the club."
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