ONE of Oxford United's directors has become the newest trustee of the club's official charity.

Zaki Nuseibeh, who is also a U's shareholder, was announced as Oxford United in the Community's latest addition on Monday.

Existing trustees include former OxVox chairman, Jem Faulkner, ex-United managing director, Greig Box Turnbull, and Oxfordshire County Council leader, Ian Hudspeth.

Mr Nuseibeh said: “The work of the football club’s charity is so important and I’m proud to have joined the board of Trustees.

"I’ve spent time learning more about what the charity is, what it stands for, what it does and where it ultimately wants to go and there is so much potential to expand the great work we do.

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“I’m enthused by its commitment to the community of Oxfordshire and to helping improve lives in the county and this was the key factor for me in joining the board."

Chris Lowes, head of operations at OUITC, said: “This is an important strategic appointment for the charity, and we are delighted Zaki has come on board.

"Zaki’s experience and influence will be of immense value to us, especially as we work on a new and improved strategy to increase our engagement and positive impact across the county.”

The charity is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and recently appointed club legends James Constable and Les Robinson as Patrons.