Oxenhope get their own Olympic date

The Keighley area is set to go Olympics crazy with a double dose of five-ring fever.
The torch relay hits town on Sunday, June 24 but before that, Oxenhope Rec will be playing host to a possible Olympic hero.
Manchester United and England Under 21 International Tom Cleverley will kick-off the centenary celebrations when the club open their new pitch this Saturday, June 16.
Cleverley had been due to cut the ribbon later in the summer but is expected to be called up for the GB Olympic football team, so the grand opening has been brought forward.
Oxenhope secretary Ray Broadbent said: “The club have hastily re-arranged a fun day with kids’ football, bouncy castle, barbecue and a Legends v First-team challenge match. It all starts at 1.30pm at the Oxenhope Recreation Ground.”
Cleverly will officially open the pitch and then be available for autographs, shirt signing and photographic opportunities.
The 2012/13 season is the Oxenhope’s centenary year and has coincided with the completion of the £35,000 re-development of their lower pitch to West Yorkshire League standards so that the first team and their reserves can return to the village after a four-year exile at Marley.
Local lad Cleverley, 22, a former Bradford City youth midfielder was snapped up by Manchester United early in his career and the season before last enjoyed a successful loan period with fellow Premiership side Wigan before United manager Sir Alex Ferguson recalled to Old Trafford at the start of last season where he featured 15 times for the first team.
Despite his age, Cleverley has also helped Leicester City to the League One title and was player of the season for Watford after scoring 11 goals in 33 Championship appearances, also on loan.

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