Women and Girls Football

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There are a number of opportunities for females to get involved in football across Oxfordshire, whether this is at your local club, a kick around with your friends or organised coaching sessions.

Our Women and Girls Football booklet shows a number of opportunities available as well as The FA’s Find a Club search engine, and our Player Noticeboard.  More information can also be found below.

Women’s Football

Club Football

We have a number of women’s clubs in Oxfordshire providing football for players aged 16+.  The entry level for adult teams is through the Thames Valley Counties Women’s Football League.  The league also provides an opportunity for teams at the U18 level as well, providing an appropriate pathway from youth football to adult football.

Women’s football is generally played on a Sunday afternoon and many teams have weekly training sessions taking place midweek.  The U18 divisions play on a Saturday morning.   

Small Sided Football  

Oxfordshire FA run small sided leagues throughout the year at Harcourt Hill on Tuesday evenings; Spring season January-April, Summer season June-August, and Autumn season September-December.  The league is open to both team and individual players.  The 5-aside games kick off at 7:00 and 8:00 pm and are 40 minutes in duration.  To find out more about small sided football contact Development@OxfordshireFA.com

Girls' Football

Club Football

The Oxford Mail Girls’ Football League provides competitive playing opportunities for girls from the U10 – U16 age groups.  The league provides different formats of football including 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11.  Football is generally played on a Saturday morning. 

U8 & U9 Development Festivals

The Oxford Mail Girl’s League also delivers monthly festivals for new teams and players at the U8 and U9 age groups.  This is a fantastic opportunity for new girls to play against other teams, learn more about football, and enjoy the match day experience.  For more information about the opportunities available throughout the year please contact the league Development Officer Steve Cooper.

FA Skills Programme

The FA Skills is a unique football coaching programme that gives players aged 5-11 of all abilities the opportunity to get active, learn new football skills and enjoy the game.  Oxfordshire FA run weekly after school Skills Centres for both boys and girls.  Skills Centres are for children who want to learn and improve their skills, and develop at their own pace.

We are currently running Skills Centres at The Oxford Academy and Abbey Sports Centre, Berinsfield. Visit our FA Skills page for more information.

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    Talent Development

    Oxford United Girls’ Centre of Excellence and Oxford United Women’s team provide playing opportunities for talented players.

    Oxford United Girls Centre of Excellence was formed in 2007 and after the reorganisation of the FA's Girls Centre of Excellence and PDC process, Oxford United Football Club is one of Centre's throughout England that are an integral part of The FA's female player development pathway which is the pinnacle from which Youth International players are selected. 

    The Centre of Excellence now develops teams at Under 7 (Future Stars), Under 9 (PDC), Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17, then providing an full time Education Academy Betec, ‘A’ level or NVQ pathway allowing the players to train fulltime and play in The FA WSL for our Women’s Teams.

    The Female Development Program itself draws on the skills and experience of a variety of people from Oxford United including the Clubs Board members, Coaching, Medical, Sports Science, Video and Performance Analysis, welfare, marketing and administrative staff to give the Female Development Program all the resources it needs to achieve success on and off the pitch.

    Oxford United Women play in the Women’s Super League (WSL2).  The WSL season runs from April to October.  Oxford United play their homes games at Abingdon United FC and offer a family friendly match day experience.  Get your group tickets through the FA WSL Group Loyalty Scheme. For more information about Oxford United’s female programmes contact Richard Blackmore or Jonny Edmunds or visit the Oxford United Women’s page.

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