John Fathers Junior Shield

John Fathers Junior Shield

About the Shield

The John Fathers Junior Shield is a knockout club cup competition open to all first teams playing in the Oxfordshire Senior League Division Three, Witney & District FA, Banbury District & Lord Jersey FA or equivalent junior leagues as approved by Oxfordshire FA.


History of the Shield

The competition is named after John Fathers, from Long Hanborough, who was a former referee appointments secretary and FA Council Representative for Oxfordshire.

The Shield was first contested in the 1885/86 with Cowley emerging victorious. Kingham All Blacks hold the record for the most wins with seven gained between 1935 and 2002.
Graven Hill are the current holders of the Junior Shield title won for the first time in only their third season as a club. They defeated a strong Hailey side 4-2 who themselves were in their second Shield final in two seasons after winning the competition the previous year.

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Round Dates

Round Date
1st Round to 14/10/23 Results
2nd Round 04/11/23 to 18/11/23 Results
3rd Round 02/12/23 to 16/12/23 Results
Quarter-Final 06/01/24 to 13/01/24 Results
Semi-Final 05/03/24 to 06/03/24 Results
Final 24/04/24 Fixture

Current Holders – Graven Hill

2021/22 Final Highlights

7 May 2022 @ Raw Charging Stadium: Bicester Athletic 2 – 7 Hailey