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The young U’s host Garuda Select at the Kassam Stadium

14 February 2022

Oxford United Academy is excited to welcome Garuda Select to the Kassam Stadium for a behind-closed-doors fixture on Tuesday 15th February, 1:00pm Kick Off.

The game will be streamed for FREE live on Mola, the club’s Official Family and Community Partner, with U’s fans simply needing to register an account HERE to watch the United Academy take on Garuda Select.

With the well-known duo of Paul Dempsey and Lee Hendrie as regular presenters for Garuda games on Mola the friendly fixture between the two teams will be an intriguing display of academy football broadcast to an excess of 500,000 viewers in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, the UK, and Italy on the global streaming platform.

Former Premier League stars Des Walker and Dennis Wise now lead the team at Garuda Select, a side that features aspiring young players from Indonesia and more recently Italian and African players aiming to secure a lucrative move to one of Europe’s top clubs.

Established in January 2019, Garuda Select is a long-term football coaching program with its selected players training in the UK and regularly competing against the academy sides of professional teams.

Head of Oxford United’s Academy, Dan Harris said, “I’d like to thank our board; the First Team Manager, the club’s ground staff nd commercial team, Mola and the Kassam Stadium company for their help facilitating this game.

“This unique opportunity will hopefully give fans across Indonesia and here in the UK, the chance to see an Oxford United Academy side taking on a team that will include a number of high-profile Indonesian, Italian and Senegalese young players.

“With the multi-national make up of our board and the ever-increasing profile of the club as a whole, Tuesday’s game is another opportunity to showcase all the exciting work being done across multiple departments here at Oxford United to a global audience. Our youngsters are really looking forward to what will be a really challenging and competitive fixture against a strong Garuda squad”.

A reminder that this game is being played behind-closed-doors at the Kassam Stadium and can only be accessed by creating a free account on the streaming platform, available HERE

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