A group of young football fans have enjoyed a closer look at the League One Play-Off Final trophy lifted by the Oxford United last month.

The youngsters got the opportunity during holiday camps run by Oxford United in the Community.

The trophy made two visits to The Oxford Academy in Littlemore and Kidlington Youth FC.

U’s skipper Elliott Moore lifted the trophy at Wembley last month following the club's two-goal win over Bolton Wanderers.

A first-half double from Josh Murphy ensured United returned to the second tier of English football for the first time in more than two decades.

The 2-0 win completed their play-off run after they had beaten Peterborough United 2-1 in the semi-final.

Herald Series: Josh Murphy celebrates his second goal at WembleyJosh Murphy celebrates his second goal at Wembley (Image: Mike Allen)

Children aged between five to 13 took part in the camps, posing for photos with the trophy and learning new football skills.

The trophy's presence was part of the charity's efforts to inspire young players.

Oxford United in the Community CEO Matt Everett and lead community coach Rob Porter transported the trophy to and from each venue.

Mr Everett said: "The trophy tour was a great opportunity to connect young Oxford United fans with the achievements of the first team and inspire them to keep pursuing their passions, regardless if that's on or off the pitch.

"Seeing the excitement and joy on the faces of participants as they interacted with the trophy was incredibly rewarding, and no doubt provided a moment which will live long in their memory."

He added: "Our holiday camps play an essential role in our charitable operation, with all profits committed to our work inspiring happier, healthier and better-connected communities across the county.

"We welcomed another strong turnout during half-term and forecast an even busier period during the summer holidays."

There was also an opportunity for the children to win a place on Oxford United in the Community’s summer camps, which will be delivered at The Oxford Academy, Kidlington Youth FC and Easington Sports FC in Banbury.

Three of the children managed to correctly guess the height of the trophy - 61cm - and, as a result, will be back on Monday, July 29, for the summer camps.

The charity has partnered with Kellogg's, which has agreed to fund 600 free holiday camp spaces this summer.

Mr Everett said: "Thanks to our latest partnership, our team will deliver 2,925 days of activity this summer, with 600 spaces entirely funded by Kellogg's.

"Following a record Easter turnout, we're confident of engaging more children through the summer holidays than before which ensures more funds can be committed to our wider community programmes."