OXFORD United's commercial director has become a trustee of the club's official charity.

Matt Everett has joined Oxford United in the Community's (OUITC) board of trustees, while Tim Tarby-Donald has been made head of charitable activities.

The appointment of Mr Everett strengthens the link between the club and OUITC, whose vice chair is former United Managing Director Greig Box Turnbull.

Mr Everett said: “Oxford United’s charity is at the heart of the community and I know just how important the work it does is and what a difference it makes to so many.

“I’m looking forward to working with a great team and helping to forge stronger links between the club and the charity. It’s an honour to be on-board.”

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Mr Tarby-Donald will work alongside head of operations Chris Lowes on a part-time basis, focusing on charity administration, impact measurement, and stakeholder engagement.

He is the founder of social enterprise group Visit Banbury, runs his own called consultancy, Charity Ninja and was previously CEO of Banbury Young Homelessness Project.

Mr Lowes said: “Tim and I will work closely together to run the charity and Tim will take on some of the duties our out-going CEO Kate Longworth previously fulfilled.

"Tim has a unique mix of charity and commercial experience which I am sure will be invaluable to us as we look to develop in the short, medium and long term.

“We’re also pleased Matt has agreed to become a Trustee. It’s important the charity has representation from the club on the trustee board and overall we are in a fortunate position of having a very strong board of trustees who provide great advice and support on a consistent basis.”

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The U’s official charity helps inspire youngsters to reach their potential and improve their health and wellbeing through football, engagement and education.