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.
The Banbury District and Lord Jersey League's Hardwick Sports are the current holders of the Shield, lifting it for the first time following a 1-0 victory over Heyford Athletic who themselves won the competition in 2016.


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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 Result

Current Holders – HARDWICK SPORTS

2021/22 Final Highlights

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