It’s been very exciting watching our Lionesses progress through the Women’s Euros, and such a thrill to watch the ladies bring it home! At OTFC, we are just over a year into our Ladies and Girls Program. It has been an incredible journey watching so many females fall in love with football for the first time, or fall in love with it all over again after taking years/decades off from the sport!
As the world continues to be inspired by our Lionesses, we want to facilitate all the football we can. Check out our Ladies and Girls teams and see how you can get involved.
Our Ladies Team is a training only team for 18+ that focuses on building skill, building social connections in the community, and of course falling in love with the game! We don’t play in a league, but we do love to have friendlies with other teams and occasionally go to tournaments. Skill level isn’t nearly as important as willingness to try. Our team includes former competitive players, women who played as girls and have come back to the sport, moms who have watched their kids played for years and are finally giving it a go, and even locals who were just walking by and decided to try something new.
Our Ladies Walking Team is walking football for all women over the age of 35. Much like our Ladies Team, the Ladies Walking Team is a fun and supportive group focused on making the most of each match. We play once a month and we love to have fun, you’re sure to find us back at the clubhouse after our matches! We welcome new and experienced players to join our current team or form new teams. The team is very excited after our second place win at the Robin Webster Memorial Walking Football Tournament in Corby this weekend and we’re looking forward to hosting the Ladies Walking matches at OTFC this season. It’s an exciting time to be part of Ladies Walking Football in Oundle!
To get involved contact Sinade at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://oundletownfc.co.uk/ladies-walking-football/ for more information.
Our U14 Girls Team plays in the Northants Women and Girls Macron League. The U14 Girls Team is for girls going into years 8 and 9.
To get involved contact Rachael at U14girls@oundletownfc.co.uk or visit https://oundletownfc.co.uk/teams/ for more information.
Our U12 Girls Team also plays in the Northants Women and Girls Macron League. The U12 Girls Team is for girls going into years 6 and 7. We started the team last season with only 7 girls, and have grown to a whopping 20 girls in just one season! Some of our girls are brand new to football, and some have played for other clubs in the past, the one thing they all have in common is a love for the game! Our league team is full for this year, but we welcome girls for training and we will be playing in friendly matches (outside of the league) to ensure that everyone gets enough playing time this season.
Our U10 Girls Team doesn’t play in a league, but that doesn’t stop them from having lots of fun on the pitch! Girls on the U1o Girls Team are going into years 4 and 5, but since they do not play in a league, there is flexibility on ages.
LetGirlsPlay! CALLING ALL GIRLS AGE 6 and over OVER and ALL WOMEN ANY AGE…
July is upon us and as a #LetGirlsPlay Football Session provider, the sessions we are running over the next month will play a big part in getting more women and girls across the country playing and loving our national game.
Our girls and ladies sessions over July are FREE, so come along and give football a try.
With the start of the UEFA Women’s EURO just a few days away, we’ve got some exciting training sessions planned!
Watch this video to see what it’s all about…
To register please contact:
Age 6 – Age 10
Grassroots football is all about having fun and learning to love the sport, but keeping our players safe is just as important. That is why we are so pleased that The FA is offering a free course on Safeguarding Awareness for Parents and Carers! The course will take 25-30 minutes and is completely free. How many children will be protected by the adults in their lives having an increased awareness of safeguarding?
From the FA Website:
This course will help you to:
- Know what safeguarding is and that you have a role to play as a parent or carer.
- Understand that children’s football should be centred around the needs and wellbeing of children.
- Increase awareness of the different forms, signs and indicators of abuse, including ‘grooming’ as well as understanding what constitutes poor practice, and how this links to abuse.
- Increase your confidence regarding what safeguards should be in place at a child’s club or football setting, and how to check this.
- Increase your awareness of reporting concerns through recognised channels.
- Increase your awareness of the behaviours that are expected in children’s football environments.
Join Oundle Town Football Club for our Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, 16 April from 1-4 pm! We will have an Easter Egg Hunt, Fancy Dress Competition, Disco, Games, Food from the Village Kitchen and more!
The cost is £2 per person.
Oundle Town Football Club will be hosting the Youth Football Conference on 28 April at 7 pm!
As part of NFA efforts to understand the current state of play, we are looking to capture the opinions of parents on what their Childs current playing experience is like at this conference. We want to know the important factors that influence how enjoyable grassroots football is to those that currently play as well as what current young players value when taking part in the game. The evening will involve a series of discussion alongside a couple of activities for the children to share their views; we would love for you to join us by scanning the QR code above and completing the form.
Oundle Town Football Club is hosting an Easter Eggstravaganza on 16 April from 1:00-4:00!
Come enjoy our Easter Egg hunt, Fancy Dress competition, disco, games, fun and more! Only £2 per person.
The Vice Chair and Secretary went along to watch our U12 boys. Here’s what they had to say:
Both U12 teams started strong in a well matched game. Oundle held the ball well with some accurate passing and Boston played forward but couldn’t get past Oundle’s keeper to start with. Bostons determination saw Oundle concede an early goal, but this was followed by some great teamwork from Oundle which created an equaliser. Minutes after Oundle found the net again and took the lead. The team continued to press in the fast passed game and held the lead until Boston slipped one through our defense minutes before half time.
Going into half time equalising didn’t deter Oundle, their attitude and team work saw them increase their communication and a series of one touch passes created another opportunity which saw Oundle take the lead once again.
Oundle’s midfield took the immediate pressure off the defense and continued to pass and move creating lots of opportunities. It’s incredible how the players worked together reading the game and knew where the next pass was coming from, but a run from Boston put Oundle under pressure once again. Amazingly, Oundle intercepted, they played wide to create an outstanding run smashing another goal in the back of the net. With Oundle in the lead the team continued to keep possession, pressing high to ensure they stayed in the lead.
One thing is for sure that teamwork is the essence of our U12s success in todays game. A fantastic effort from the boys and incredible attitude, it was a pleasure to watch. A real credit to the coaches for their time and effort… Next week they take on the Hereward Cup!