Since the Yellow Army has been active we have worked on a number of fantastic projects that have benefited a wide range of people and organisations in our county.
Landmark achievements include raising more than £5,000 to buy United legend Dave Langan’s Milk Cup and League Two winners medals. The medals are now on display at the stadium as a lasting legacy to Dave’s contribution to our club and the money generously raised by United supporters went towards helping Dave buy a mobile home.
Dave was the special guest at the Yellow Army launch party which took place at United’s training ground after a home match. Fans mingled with players past and present, plus club officials, and enjoyed a BBQ and disco together. The highlight of the event was a six-aside tournament which fans entered and pitted their wits against Oxford United’s Women’s team plus a team of club legends including Alan Judge, Joey Beauchamp, Chris Allen, Rosie, Jamie Brooks, Andy Melville and Mickey Lewis. The party was a great success and it was fantastic to see the club really United, with former and current players, the youth team, women’s team, club staff and fans all enjoying an evening together as part of the Yellow Army.
More than £5,000 has been raised on the Yellow Army Big Walk and Big Walk 2 which saw fans, club legends and club staff walk 12 miles to a home match from four different parts of the county.
While the Yellow Army formed a special relationship with the county’s ice hockey team, the Oxford City Stars, under the banner Oxfordshire United. The partnership has seen the Yellow Army attend Stars matches and members of the Stars have been invited to United matches.
Alongside our major events the Yellow Army has worked to improve the match-day atmosphere. Highlights to date have included the big away days at Mansfield and Dagenham and flag days at home matches.
The Yellow Army is committed to growing in the right direction, shoulder to shoulder with United fans and our club. Together we can continue to make progress.