Date: 26th December 2016 at 9:49am
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It was reported on the official Oxford United website and the Oxford Mail that the yellows had been unsuccessful in acquiring the Horsepath site for their training facilities.

U`s managing director Greig Box Turnbull came across on the official site that he and the club were upset that they were not considered front runners in the project by Oxford City Council.

But Bob Price the leader of Oxford City Council hit back through the Oxford Mail.

He said United`s bid for the sports park ‘did not provide best value for money for the tax payer`.

He added: “Oxford United put in an outline tender to run the facility, but this was not successful.

“We have provided the football club with a detailed response to their bid, including the reasons why it was not successful.’

It looks like Oxford City Council sees the £4.9 million project as an asset that should be used by the community of Oxford and are considering Fusion Lifestyle as the group that will run the facilities.

Fusion is a registered charity whose aim is to provide quality sport, leisure and fitness activities to local communities and encourage people to get healthy and active.

Since 2000 the charity has grown to now work with public, private and not-for-profit sectors across the south of England.

As well as working closely with the British Amateur swimming association, England Badminton they also work with Crystal Palace FC.

I think its fair to say Fusions track record in this area can only benefit Oxford United. Oxford City Council have stated that during the development OUFC will be consulted, so the club can benefit with the use of the facilities.