OXFORD United Under 18s will finish pre-season with a two-week training camp in Italy.

The U’s youngsters are set to play three matches against Italian teams during their time away from July 30 to August 12.

United are one of four English Football League clubs visiting the country on a ‘cultural and footballing exchange’ funded by the League Football Education organisation.

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The U’s have a busy schedule of pre-season friendlies before they fly out, starting with a home game against Woking on Saturday, July 9.

They host Queens Park Rangers’ youngsters seven days later and take on Slough Town’s first team on Wednesday, July 20.

The Under 18s' final pre-season game is at home to Premier League club Aston Villa’s academy side on Saturday, July 23.

United's EFL Youth Alliance campaign kicks-off after they return from Italy.

Academy friendlies 2022

  • Saturday, July 9: Woking (H)
  • Saturday, July 16: QPR academy (H)
  • Wednesday, July 20: Slough Town (A) (Oxford United XI)
  • Saturday, July 23: Aston Villa academy (H)
  • Saturday, July 30-Friday, August 12: Erasmus Italy training camp.