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Wheatley Teams Form Ipswich Guard of Honour

Youngsters set to welcome the U's on to the pitch

17 March 2022

We are pleased to welcome three teams from Wheatley FC as out Guard of Honour when we take on Ipswich Town at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday.

We have Wheatley U8's managed by Wayne Gellar and Tom Lamb, Wheatley U9's managed by Kurt McSweeney and Wheatley U12's managed by Gerard Foster.

The village of Wheatley in the OX33 area of Oxford has always had a very strong sporting background, but it is only within the last few years that the football club has expanded the youth section significantly, and there are now seven youth teams across four different age ranges.

The values of Wheatley Football Club are all about inclusivity - all of the coaches and committee champion the idea that football is a game for everybody, and this forms the foundations of theclub's core beliefs.

All of the coaches encourage enjoyment of matches, tournaments and training whilst developing everyone's skill set through their sessions and time with the players.

Wayne Geller, coach of Wheatley FC U8's, said "a lot of us have coached our teams from when the players were very young, so it has been brilliant to see each and everyone of them develop. We love seeing the players' journey from when they join us through to reaching their potential. All of the coaches and managers here are very passionate about what we do, and think we enjoy it as much as the players."

All of the players forming the Guard of Honour are hoping Oxford United deliver three huge points against Ipswich Town on Saturday - it is a massive game at an important part of the season, so come on you Yellows!”

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