Oxford United in the Community’s football challenge video series have proved a hit on social media with youngsters during the national lock-down.
As part of the charity’s approach to helping people throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, the community team have been sharing online challenges for football mad youngsters to try out. The videos set tasks for children to try from showcasing ball skills to perfecting goal celebrations.
The engagement has been huge and scores of youngsters across Oxfordshire have got involved and shared their videos. And the good news is there will be more videos to come.
Chris Lowes, Head of Oxford United in the Community, said: “It’s great to see the great uptake in our community engagement videos. They were designed to inject some fun into the afternoons of youngsters at home and encourage them to keep active.
“We’ve seen so many brilliant responses from youngsters and their videos have been fantastic. We’re grateful to everyone who has taken part and look forward to even more activity.
“We appreciate the current situation is tough and where possible we want to inspire people to continue to lead a healthy and active lifestyle within the confines of the government restrictions. Our videos are designed to encourage people to keep fit and raise morale during this difficult time.”
Oxford United in the Community is the football club’s official charity and helps inspire youngsters to reach their potential and improve their health and wellbeing via the power of football, engagement and education.
To view the videos and get involved with the charity’s work on social media, follow @OUFCcommunity on Twitter or Instagram where updates will be posted at midday every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.