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Pancake Race at Oxford United

Windale Pupils ‘Flipping Happy’ After Pancake Race at Oxford United

Ten pupils from Windale Primary School were treated to a fantastic trip to watch Oxford United play Bolton Wanderers, and got to take part in some half time fun on the pitch!

The children visited the Kassam Stadium as part of a special project connected with good nutrition and sports performance, having earlier visited the club’s training ground to learn about the nutrition professional sports people need to help them perform.

The children and their parents were given a stadium tour, before being given the honour of walking out of the tunnel into the stadium before the game. They were also treated to food, laid on by Complete Catering, in the press box above the pitch, while got to read about their February visit to the club’s training ground in the official match day programme.

After an exciting first half that saw Oxford pull back a goal after two early setbacks, the children went down to the pitch and led by the Oxford United business development manager, Peter Rhoades-Brown, took part in an exciting pancake race in front of the large crowd, who cheered and applauded their efforts.

Although Oxford couldn’t turn the game around in the second half to achieve a win, the event organised by OUFC, PKL, and complete catering was a roaring success and the children described their night as ‘amazing’, ‘brilliant’ and ‘really fun’.

Co-event organiser Phil Scoble of PKL said: “We have been delighted to work with Oxford United, Complete Catering, Oxford United Youth and Community Sports Trust and Windale Primary to create this great double event. We wanted to show the children what proper nutrition can do to help them perform better in sports and be healthier in their lives. I think they’ve all learnt something new, while they are probably confirmed Oxford fans for life!”