Match Day Welcome Volunteers


Most Oxford United fans look forward to games as a break from ‘normal’ life, a chance to catch up with friends and enjoy a Saturday afternoon and forget about more ‘important’ things like work, money and family.

Imagine that you’d had to flee your home to the safety of another country because of civil war, and you’d lost contact with your friends and family. Doing something like going to a football match would take on a much more important status. A chance to forget about the horrors that you’d been experienced for 90 minutes and just enjoy a game of football, something we often take for granted.

An Abingdon based refugee charity and The Red Cross are arranging for some Syrian refugees (families and children) to attend Oxford United games on Good Friday 30th March (v Scunthorpe) and Saturday April 28th (v Rochdale). We’re working with OUFC in the Community to welcome them on the match days and are appealing for Oxford United fans to get involved.

If you can spare an hour or so before the game to have a cuppa and a biscuit, and have a chat about football, about Oxford United, the players and what it’s like to support Oxford United, and to make them feel welcome in what may be a slightly overwhelming day, then get in touch with Kate Longworth from OUFC in the Community at

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