With the previous 2017-2020 strategy coming to an end, Oxfordshire FA is looking for views and opinions on how to shape the next three year strategy for female football across the county.
Through our new surveys, focus groups and speaking with teams and clubs, Oxfordshire FA is putting together a Women and Girls’ Strategy to see the county through from 2020 to 2023.
The following actions were steered by the current strategy and shows that the answers you give provide Oxfordshire FA with a platform to implement further programmes to support the female game.
You Said: We need more opportunities for females to complete the FA Level 1 course
We Did: In each of the last three seasons, we have run a female-only FA Level 1 course, qualifying over 40 new female coaches
You Said: We need more opportunities for female coaches to progress
We Did: We set up the She Can Coach programme for female coaches to receive bespoke mentoring, which has supported over 15 female coaches
You Said: We need more opportunities for young girls to get into football
We Did: We increased the Wildcats programme in the county from three centres to 12, providing more opportunities for girls aged 5-11, and worked with the Oxford Mail Girls League to introduce an Under-9s league and development festivals for Under-7s and Under-8s
This is your opportunity to shape how female football will look in three years time and give us your views, opinions and feedback on the game in Oxfordshire.
In turn, this will support the development and growth for clubs, leagues, players and volunteers over the next three years, so we want to hear from everyone involved in the game to make sure we’re all headed in the same direction.
It will support volunteers and coaches to develop, and for us to grow the numbers of females involved in volunteer roles in the game.
Players and club volunteers can fill out a consultation survey by clicking on the appropriate link below, and Oxfordshire FA will be looking to speak with various teams across the county over the next month as well.
We’re looking to hear from club volunteers both past and present. Please take time out before Monday 13 April to give us your views and opinions.
Club Volunteers Survey
If you want to speak more in depth about the strategy or for any questions, contact James Shiplee via Development@OxfordshireFA.com or by calling 01993 894403.