Mini-Soccer & Youth Football

There are opportunities for everyone to play the national game, whatever their age, gender, ability, race, culture or background.

The FA’s Find a Club tool and Player Recruitment page will help you find a list of playing opportunities within local football clubs.  More information can also be found below:


Playing Opportunities

Club Football

There are a vast amount of clubs across Oxfordshire which cater for both male and female players, at the mini-soccer (U7-U10) and youth (U11-U18) format.  Recent changes have been made by The FA and youth football has been reviewed across the country.  Positive changes have been put in place to improve enjoyment, fun and development of young players allowing more touches of the ball, on a more proportioned size pitch.

Read more about the Youth Development Review changes. 

Mini-soccer and youth football is played within organised leagues run by volunteers.  Fixtures are generally played on a weekly basis with mini-soccer on a Saturday morning and youth football on a Sunday.  Find out more about our Youth Leagues. 

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, Berinsfield Sports Centre, and Carterton Community College.

Visit our FA Skills page for more information.

School & College Football

Football Mash Up

Football Mash Up is a dedicated programme aimed at boys and girls aged 14-16 years old.  It aims to provide a recreational playing opportunity without the pressures of being too competitive. 

More information can be found on our Football Mash Up page.

Team 16

Team 16 is The FA’s intra-school football programme for children aged 11-16 years old.  It also forms level 1 of the School Games and encourages pupils who are not currently participating in sporting activity outside of regular PE lessons.  The programme also provides leadership opportunities for pupils.  More information about Team 16 can be found here.

Team 19

With more teenagers than ever dropping out of recreational football, the FA has launched an exciting new project which will encourage thousands of 16-19 year-olds at college to enjoy the beautiful game without even having to leave the college gates.

Team 19 is a scheme which sees students run their own mini-leagues at college, allowing teenagers to take charge of their own fixtures during their lunch-breaks or after educational hours.

More information about Team 19 can be found here.

For more information about mini-soccer or youth football please contact or ring 01993 894403.


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