Disability Football

Helping to promote disability football opportunities across Oxfordshire

The Oxfordshire Youth Football League supports the policy that football should be inclusive and, as part of that, we are supporting the Disability Pledge Project to promote the inclusion of those with disabilities within mainsteam grassroots football and provide information on opportunities and pathways where available. The OMYFL have signed their pledge with Oxfordshire FA.

Oxfordshire Youth Football League supports Disability Football and pledges to:

  • Add the OFA Disability Club Directory to our League Website
  • Share the OFA Disability Club Directory on our League Social Media Platforms
  • Audit the players within our league who have disabilities
  • Promote the England Disability Talent Pathway to eligible players in our league
  • Provide information on developing club facilities for players and spectators with disabilities
  • Provide information on courses and workshops for working with disabled footballers
  • Promote the League as inclusive for people with a disability, whether player, refereeing, coaching or volunteering
  • Appoint a disability football ambassador to our League committee

New disability football opportunities:

Summertown Stars Cerebral Palsy Football Cerebral Palsy football sessions with Summertown Stars and CP Sport are open to males and females aged 5 and over, including adults, with Cerebral Palsy and associated physical disabilities, who would like to play football.

Bure Park Juniors FC There will be an exciting new youth disability football session starting in the Bicester area, at Whitelands Farm Sports Ground. The pan-disability sessions are open to males and females aged 5-16.

For more information for either session, please contact Colin Williams (Disability Football Development Officer) via Development@OxfordshireFA.com or call 01993 894405 .

Disability League: If you are interested in playing opportunities in a disability league, the BOBI League is a pan-disability league that operates across Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The League has over 60 teams participating in divisions for adult males, adult females, U16s, U12s and U8s, as well as a division for individuals with mental health and social issues. For more information, you can visit their website at www.bobileaguefootball.org.uk/ .

Disability Directories

The Disability Club Directory maps for Oxfordshire FA and Berks & Bucks FA are shown here. To download a PDF version of these, click on the appropriate map. To view details of the OFA Pledge Project and to sign your club up, visit the OFA pledge project page . The Berks & Bucks FA started their pledge project a couple of seasons ago and you can find out more information on their BBFA pledge project page .

Oxfordshire FA OFA Club Directory Map
Berks & Bucks FA BBFA Club Directory Map

Further Information

Talent ID pathway

The FA have created a Talent ID Pathway to support disability (para) footballers, which allows the players to continue to play in their mainstream teams - see pathway flowchart.

When information on future Talent ID sessions becomes available, we will post details here, so keep checking back for more information.

Talent ID pathway flowchart OTAlent ID pathway flowchart
Coaching Courses and Resources

The County FAs run occasional suitable courses for those looking to coach disabled footballers.

OFA: Coaching Disabled Footballers

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