Oxfordshire FA's Commitment to Female Football

Earlier this year, we asked for your views and opinions on how female football in Oxfordshire could be improved and the type of work we could do...

With The FA’s aim to double the female game by 2020, as outlined in The FA's Gameplan for Growth, we are looking to kick this three year period off with a strong start by implementing different techniques across the county to attract new players, and maintain the enjoyment levels of current players.

This includes some headline projects such as:

-          Increasing the Wildcats programme from its current 3 centres to reach more of the county

-          Delivering a schools festival in Cherwell to kickstart girls football in the area

-          Providing Walking Football for older women to play the game

-          Introducing a Female Coach Development Programme

-          Working more closely with Oxford United Women to provide more opportunities


James Shiplee, Football Development Officer and Lead on Women and Girls’ Football said: “I’m really excited about the new strategy and am looking forward to working with our partners, clubs, leagues and volunteers on doubling the number of Women and Girls’ playing football in Oxfordshire.”

To view more details about the strategy, including further projects that will be delivered, please see the document below.

For more information, or to find out how you can be involved, contact James Shiplee on 01993 894403 or

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