OXFORD City Stars have stressed their promotion ambitions during a Facebook live broadcast.

Directors James Schall, Russell Shrives, James Lodge and Greig Box Turnbull outlined the club’s vision during a fans’ forum.

They revealed the English National League club, who top South Division 2, want to play at a higher level.

Stars also announced they would put more work into the academy, and improve both their commercial opportunities and links with the Oxfordshire community.

Special half-price entry to their top-of-the-table clash against Peterborough at Oxpens tomorrow was offered to Oxford United season ticket-holders.

Schall, said: “We want to win the league to gain promotion. We know there is a long way to go, but that’s our mission.

“The English Ice Hockey Association (EIHA) have told us we have to win it to go up and that’s our aim.

“But if there is another restructure and the opportunity arises to go up, we will take it.”

Shrives added “Financially we are planning for the next level and it requires a lot of growth.”

Box Turnbull, said: “We’re delighted to be top of the table and now we need to stay there.

“We’ve got an excellent coaching set-up under Kenny Redmond and the team are focused.”

The board confirmed attendances were slightly lower due to stepping down a division to “safeguard the club,” but they said they are confident they will improve.

“We have a lot of big games to come and they are going to be exciting and really important for Oxford,” said Schall.

“As part of building we need fans to get behind us. We want to provide NHIL1 hockey next season and that requires support.”

“The current budget is sensible. What we have to do is build that up to make Oxford a destination club for new players.”

It was revealed the club is in talks with Oxford City Council and Fusion regarding a profit share on match day revenue from the rink’s cafe.

“We should receive a share and we are in conversation with the council on this and hope for a positive outcome,” said Mr Schall.

Lodge outlined the club’s commercial progression, as the club revealed it has recruited a commercial manager.

He said: “Our aim is to keep developing the club, we work hard off the ice to grow commercially.

“We’ve brought in new sponsors.”

A new community education programme was also revealed.

Box Turnbull said: “We will be going into schools with players to deliver education programmes.

Shrives added: “We need to push young players on and eventually have a second team. We want to produce home-grown talent.”