More than 40 students with special needs scored the chance of a lifetime to train with professional coaches from Oxford United.
Students from community special school Mabel Prichard, Blackbird Leys, received expert football training during sessions designed for both wheelchair and able-bodied children.
Hazel Scott, mum to Oscar Scott Towers, 12, said: “Two years ago my son couldn’t walk, so I was so proud to see him walk and kick a football.
“The children had such fun with the Oxford United coaches. It is fantastic when the community can come together like this to provide our children with special needs with an amazing opportunity.”
Headteacher Lucy Wawrzyniak added: “Our students loved the visit from Oxford United.
“We have a lot of talented children in this school and you never know who might become part of an elite team.”
Oxford United’s school sports manger Ross Layton led sessions with primary and secondary pupils.
Chris Lowes, Oxford United’s head of operations, said: “We are very honoured to have been able to go into Mabel Prichard School and deliver a session for these amazing students.
“The students are an absolute credit to the school and have got some excellent talent and skills.”