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Banbury Inclusive Football Summer Festival brings players together

Clubs in Banbury came together to deliver festival to help grow disability football in the town.

On Sunday 20th August, Easington Sports FC, Banbury United and Adderbury Park FC came together to deliver an inclusive football festival with the aim of developing and growing disability football in the town.

The event saw 24 youth and adults aged from five upwards take part in a fun festival full of activities and games. 

The clubs were really pleased to see individuals of all experience and ability attend, including people that had either never played before or not participated in some time.

All participants left with a smile on their faces with a participation trophy and medal which were kindly donated by Easington Sports and Active Oxfordshire. 

The aim of the establishing the partnership is to provide disability recreational/team opportunities for U12, U14, U16 and adult in Banbury and this can be achieved by all clubs pulling their resources together.

Michael Thurlow, Football Development Manager at Oxfordshire FA said: “It was fantastic to see so many young people and adults with smiles on their faces enjoying while playing football. We are really excited to see this project grow and see what can be achieved by the Banbury Disability Football Partnership. A big thank you to the clubs and volunteers for making this happen.”

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What’s next?

Following the success of the Inclusive Football Festival, the clubs plan to deliver weekly sessions for different age groups from five-year-olds to adults. 

The clubs will be looking at confirming a start date for September as soon as possible.

If you would like further information on how you can get involved, please contact Claire Curtis via

If you would like any further details on disability football please contact Michael Thurlow (Football Development Manager) via