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Introducing Season 2 of OFA Team Talk

We are excited to be launching the second season of OFA Team Talk.

This month see’s the return of our OFA Team Talk feature where we sit down with guests from around the game in Oxfordshire to shine a spotlight on some of the fantastic work going on across the county.

This has been designed so you can listen in the comfort of your own home or while you are out and about. 

We will be adding new episodes over the coming months, which will hopefully give you fascinating insight into different areas of football.

To kick Season Two off, we are pleased to bring you an exciting episode on Over 50s Football in the county. 

We hope you enjoy and please like, subscribe & share to your friends and family!

Team Talk S2 #1 Nick Brown & Andy Bennett – LISTEN HERE

In our first Team Talk of Season II we welcome Oxfordshire Over 50s Premier League Chair Andy Bennett and Secretary Nick Brown. The pair chat to our Football Development Manager, Mike Thurlow about the rise of over 50s football, expansion plans, why players should dust off their boots and come out of retirement and going international.

If this episode has made you want to get involved in Over 50s football, please get in touch via Development@Oxfordshirefa.com and we can get you linked up with your local team!

Did you miss Season One? 

Check out the featured episodes below from earlier in the year!

Team Talk S1 #1 Harry Baker – LISTEN HERE

In the first of our Team Talk series and in celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, our Football Development Manager, Mike Thurlow, sits down with England CP footballer, Golden Boot Winner and Banbury local Harry Baker. Harry discusses his career so far, overcoming the challenges of disability, David Beckham and inspiring the next generation of players.

Team Talk S1 #2 Wheatley Oaks – LISTEN HERE

In the second of our Team Talk series, our Senior Football Development Officer, James Shiplee sits down with the county's newest women's team Wheatley Oaks. Club founders Emma O'Conner and Rebecca Raper talk about life in lockdown and how they successfully created a new club in the middle of a pandemic.

Team Talk S1 #3 Katie Wales & Rob Porter – LISTEN HERE

For the third of our OFA Team Talk series we are joined by QPR Development Phase Coach Katie Wales and Oxford United Regional Talent Club Coach Rob Porter. The pair sit down with our Senior Football Development Officer, James Shiplee to discuss their coaching journeys, delivery during lockdown, epic scavenger hunts and preparing to get back out onto the pitch.

Team Talk S1 #4 Andrew Hunt – LISTEN HERE

In our fourth Team Talk we welcome our Youth Leadership Team (YLT) Chair, Andrew Hunt. Andrew chats to our Football Development Manager, Mike Thurlow about the importance and benefits of engaging with young people, his time on the YLT and walking out at Wembley,

You can find all OFA Team Talk Episodes on our dedicated YouTube channel HERE

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