Oxford United held a celebration event recently to mark their residence at Oxford Sports Park, situated on Horspath Road, which will be a long term training base for the club and community sports activities.
The event, which was attended by representatives from Oxford City Council, Oxford United FC and communities sporting groups, is an important step for the football club. Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth, Chairman of the team said “It is a massive day for Oxford United.”
The facilities are not just for Oxford United to use but will also serve the local community. The plan includes free nutrition classes, fitness classes for vulnerable groups and mental health workshops, football sessions for people experiencing homelessness and access to the grounds for community service. The ground includes cricket facilities and a community sports pavilion. 3G pitches are available for hire.
Oxford Sports Park has been under development by Fusion Lifestyle since 2017. The agreement sees OUFC take over management and running of the whole site for the remainder of the 25 year lease.