Under 16s

From Wildcats to Young Lionesses

Wildcats. The FA Skills Programme. Youth Girls' Football League.
The journey starts here.

Whether you're a parent helping your daughter to get started on her journey in football, or a young player ready to take the next step on your football adventure, we're sure we've got the right opportunities in Oxfordshire to help you achieve your dreams.

Wildcats Girls' Football Clubs 

Girls across Oxfordshire will be provided with increased opportunities to play football after a new nationwide participation programme was announced.
The programme will see 200 SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs opening throughout England this spring, each run in conjunction with the local County FA and their key partners.
The move will provide girls aged from 5 to 11 with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun, engaging and safe environment over a minimum 16 week period.
The project is an integral part of The FA’s objective to double girls’ football participation by 2020 and has been established in a joint partnership between The FA and SSE, supporters of girls’ football participation and sponsor of the SSE Women’s FA Cup
The new SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs in Oxfordshire FA are located in:
  • Start date: 23rd March
  • Time: 17:00-18:00
  • Venue: Carterton Community College 3G pitch, Upavon Way, Carterton, Oxfordshire, OX18 1BU
  • Price: £1.50 per session (can pay for 16 weeks up front for £24 with cheques made payable to 'Oxfordshire County Council')


  • Start date 30th March
  • Time: 16:00-17:00
  • Venue: Kidlington Youth Football Club, Orchard Recreation Ground, Evans Lane, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 2HX
  • Price: £2 per session
  • Start date: 6th April
  • Time: 16:00-17:00
  • Venue: Bicester Leisure Centre, Parkwood Leisure, Queens Avenue, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 2NR
  • Price: £1 per session

The FA Lidl Skills Programme

The FA Lidl Skills is a unique football coaching programme that gives 5-11s of all abilities the opportunity to get active, learn new football skills and enjoy the game.

It provides after-school football coaching, holiday football coaching and also works within primary schools providing specialist football coaching.
Find out more about The FA Lidl Skills and how you can get involved.

League Football
Either work your way up or jump straight in to our dedicated Youth Girls' Football League in Oxfordshire.
The Oxford Mail Girls' Football League which provides regular, fun and structured football for Girls' teams from U8s-U16s.
If you're interested in joining an existing team or finding out how you can enter a new team into one of the leagues, get in touch with us and we'll support you through the process.
Development Festivals
The Oxford Mail Girl’s Football League also delivers monthly festivals for new teams and players at the U6 and U7 age groups. These festivals are fantastic opportunity for new girls to play against other teams, learn more about football, and enjoy the match day experience.
For more information about the opportunities available throughout the year please contact the League Development Officer.


Frequently asked questions about Under 16 Girl's Football in Oxfordshire

There are three Wildcats Girls' Football Clubs in Oxfordshire, based in Carterton, Kidlington and Bicester all of which you can simply turn up and play. For more information please get in touch.

The programme is currently operating as after-school sessions which you can book your child onto as they become available. There are two locations in Oxfordshire that run after-schools sessions.
To find out more information about the sessions visit The FA Skills website.

The 'Find Football Near You' tool on our website is a great way of finding out what clubs are close by.

If you're not sure about the type of club to join or which might offer the best opportunities for your children, get in touch with us and we'll talk you through the options available and help you find the right fit for you and your family.

Get In Touch

For more information, contact:

By Phone: 01993 778586
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

By Email: Support@OxfordshireFA.com

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