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U's help Launch SpecialEffect on FIFA 22

United happy to help a great cause

11 April 2022

Oxford United were delighted to welcome our good friends from SpecialEffect to the Bangkok Glass Training Centre this afternoon to help launch a unique SpecialEffect charity kit which today becomes part of EA SPORTS FIFA 22 ULTIMATE TEAM

SpecialEffect are an Oxfordshire charity that provide custom-designed control setups for people with physical disabilities who want to enjoy video games. FIFA is one of the most popular games requested by people they help and from 6pm tonight the kit will go live in FIFA 22 for a weekly objective in FUT 22.

Karl Robinson and the whole squad were there to meet the staff who make SpecialEffect such a wonderful charity, with players taking on a FIFA challenge against some of the young people who SpecialEffect have helped.The Premier League Trophy also made an appearance to mark the event.

“It’s been wonderful to meet everyone and help launch the kit” Karl told us. “Being able to play games online against their friends is a massive thing for so many youngsters and the work that Special Effect do is really special. I think the football club is becoming closer to the heart of the Oxfordshire community all the time and days like this where the kit will be seen around the world, really help spread the word about the amazing people we work alongside”


Dr Mick Donegan, SpecialEffect Founder and CEO, said “We’re immensely grateful to EA for this wonderful gesture. For many years they’ve been major supporters of our work in levelling the playing field for people with physical disabilities, and the increase in global awareness of our work that the kit will bring is very much appreciated. When I started the charity fifteen years ago, I could never have dreamed that we’d be honoured in this way through the most popular game series ever.”

“SpecialEffect plays a critical role in making gaming accessible to everyone. This is something EA too feels very passionate about, as we inspire the world to play” said David Jackson, VP of Brand, EA SPORTS FIFA. “FIFA 22 is proud to support the incredible work of SpecialEffect as they break down barriers for players living with physical disabilities and make video gaming truly inclusive.”


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