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U's Support World Book Day

Pre match surprise for young fan

7 February 2023

Oxford United are always pleased to support our younger fans and we were more than happy to help one supporter in particular on Saturday.

Just before kick off ahead of the game against Shrewsbury we spotted a supporter called Noah with a book in his hands. Noah was reading ‘The Boys From Up the Hill’, a pictorial history of the club, and when we asked him if he was enjoying it he told us it was part of his school’s World Book Day project.

Each person at Noah’s school had been asked to take part in a fun competition to see who could get a photo in the most unusual place, so Noah was hoping to get one of him reading at the game.

We thought we could do better than that and invited him behind the scenes where he read his book in the Manager’s office with Karl Robinson and Robbie Fowler, whose son Jacob is in the OUFC Academy, looking on.

Karl told us, “We were pleased to help, especially when he told us his teacher was a Swindon fan and his dad is a lifelong Liverpool supporter! It is always nice to help things like World Book Day and I hope the rest of the school have been busy finding other great places to read.”

World Book Day takes place on 2nd March. Find out more HERE

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