• Lauren
  • Rivat @OHS

Friday 17 March 2017

Oxford United WFC supports Oxford High School’s Female Football Project

Oxford United Women FC supports Oxford High School’s Girls on the Ball Project.

OUWFC have been delighted to be involved in an amazing project run by Oxford High. The project aims to get young female players participating in football. The project has been an unbelievable success, seeing over 150 young female footballers participate in mini tournaments. In addition to the tournaments, the initiative has also encouraged older pupils to gain coaching and refereeing qualifications allowing them to contribute to local grassroots clubs.

Over the past month, OUWFC’s very own Demi Lambourne, Lauren Haynes and Riva Casley have been supporting the tournaments, helping to inspire the next generation of footballers. Demi Lambourne said “It’s fantastic to see so many girls enjoying football. When I was younger, we didn’t really have anything like this, so it’s great to see. I think the coaching and refereeing side of the project is excellent. The sports leaders did a really good job of refing the tournament that me and Loz were at. We also recognized some of the girls that were involved in the tournaments at our Villa game last week, so hopefully we can do our bit to reinforce some of the inspiration Oxford High has given to these girls”.

Ruth Senior, Oxford United Women’s General Manager, told us “As a club, we love supporting projects like this. We’re all very aware of the positive difference we can make within our community. We also have a fantastic set of players who understand the importance of providing young girls with positive female role models.”

If you feel Oxford United Women could add value to your community project then please send Ruth Senior an e-mail at rsenior@oufc.co.uk