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Dear players and parents,

It has been a very enjoyable and fulfilling season for our Oxford City FC Youth Teams, and both on and off the pitch we have seen a huge development in the environment and culture of our great club. There have been some very rewarding highlights for us as a football club this season, which is a testament to the hard work and commitment of everyone involved behind the scenes, and to everyone who is out on the grass every week representing Oxford City FC regionally and nationwide. Some of the highlights include:

  • The start of the season saw us create five new teams, which boosted participation levels across the club to great heights and saw our youth section expand to 26 teams for the 2021/22 season.
  • We have seen a record number of players on our Development Centres where we welcome footballers across all age groups to participate in regular football activity every week. Which is of course free for our own Oxford City FC players!
  • Record numbers on our Football Camps during half-terms and school holidays.
  • The introduction of the 360 Player App to assist with the management of all of our teams and help develop our coaches and players.
  • The development of video analysis within our youth teams through our VEO Cameras.
  • League and cup successes of our Community teams, including Oxfordshire FA County Cups, Oxfordshire Youth League & Cup Champions and Oxfordshire Girls Football League & Cup Champions.
  • League and cup successes of our JPL teams, including Regional League Champions and National Cup Champions.
  • Big successes with family themed match days and activites on the pitch after our mens first team games.
  • And most importantly, the enjoyment and development of over 400 young people in Oxfordshire who represent our club on a weekly basis.

Our Mens First Team got the furthest ever in club history and although the journey is now over it without a doubt was made all the more positive with our junior & youth players and families cheering along and supporting, thank you!  Record breaking crowds and a real community feel throughout the club have put us in a position to make the pathways from U6 to the first teams even more exciting!  Our 16+ Full Time Football Sixth Form Programme, Velocity has seen some real highs too.  Second year, Niko, was selected to represent England School Boys and Summer Major and Ewan Clarke made appearances within our womens and mens first teams.

We look forward to a break, but also a time to keep pushing and developing new ideas that will enhance the experience for our players, coaches and parents when they are associated with Oxford City FC. Thank you all for your continued support and commitment, we hope you have a fantastic summer and we look forward to seeing you all at the End of Season Awards Day (June 12th)

Bank Holiday Monday post match pitch fun GALLERY

Please read on below for our full update...

Wishing you a happy summer,

Jordan

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Free sessions for all players!

As team training for season 2021/22 has now ended we invite players to join us as we switch to summer fun & development sessions during close season. (Please note these sessions are entirely optional).

Mini Hoops Football
Ages 5 to 8
Saturdays
9:00am - 10:00am (no booking required)  SESSIONS BEGIN SATURDAY JUNE 11TH

Development Centres
Mondays
6:00pm to 7:00pm (U11-U13 Boys, U14 -U16 Boys)

Tuesdays
5:00pm to 6:00pm (U7-U11 Mixed, U10-U12 Mixed)
6:00 to 7:00pm (U13-U16 Girls)

Pre booking essential BOOK HERE 

All of the above are free to attend for our OCFC players, please ensure you select the 'OCFC Player' option when booking!

FEES

We spread direct debit payments over 10 months to ensure affordability for all.  Final payments will debit on or around June 1st and your season subs will automatically end on the last debit. Direct debits for the new season will begin again after email activation for Sept 1st. Please note - If you began your last season direct debit later in the season than Sept 1st your payments will continue monthly until the seasons subs are paid in full.

PRICE INCREASE

In recent months we have seen significant increases to our operating costs.  Our prices have remained unchanged for three seasons and we have added many additional training and activity opportunities for players.  Having undertaken some local comparison market research we are confident that our new pricing structure is still majorly good value and competitive.

Pricing for season 2022/23 ( Disc ounts for up-front payment and siblings still apply)

For those who feel payments will be difficult, we are proud to be in a position to offer a number of bursary schemes, fully funded by us at Ignite Sport as part of our ethos of 23 years where we aim to make sport accessible for all.  To apply for a bursary you will need to complete an application form (email finance@ignitesportuk.com to request) and will need to sumbit proof of benefits related income by July 15th.

WET & WILD FUN SESSIONS

For some extra fun ahead of pre season training we’d love for players to join us with team mates in July! Combining sports with water, come and join us for an evening of fun as you develop your skills and techniques whilst taking part in an epic water fight with team mates! Our pop-up pitch side summer pop up bar will be open for parents where we will also be showing Womens Euros fixtures throughout the tournament.

💦 Wednesday 13th July 18.00 - 19.00pm WET & WILD FUN U6-U11

Wednesday 13th July 19.15 - 20.15pm WET & WILD FUN U12-U16 💦

Pre booking is essential!  BOOK HERE   (password required for booking WILDFUN22 - this is open to OCFC Players only)

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👉 May HT & Summer Holiday Camps are available for booking. Use discount code PLAYER30 for 30% off BOOK HERE  👍

PRE SEASON CAMP

Booking for Pre-Season camp, August 22nd to 26th is now open!  Available to ALL age groups, exclusively for OCFC players and free of charge! (10:00am - 2:00pm)  BOOK HERE

Finally from us....  We are really excited to confirm details of the End of Season Awards Day on June 12th where all players receive a season recongition award and Managers Player, Players Player and Most Improved Awards are all up for grabs!  This year we are thrilled to be hosting a celebrity charity game with Jack FM at 3:00pm to end the day, we do hope you can all stay on and support this event for an truly worthy cause - as members of the club attending the awards day you are not required to pay for tickets however there is an option to donate to Special Effect Charity and all donations are greatly appreciated.

AWARDS TIMETABLE

It is essential to register for awards day, registration will close on Monday May 30th.  Please follow this link to register for the awards with the option to add on your complimentary charity match tickets too:  Please do not share this link with others as complimentary tickets are strictly for OCFC players/families only.

REGISTER HERE

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