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WELCOME TO 
BOTLEY
BOYS AND GIRLS 
FOOTBALL CLUB

At the heart of our community

 
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About

We are a club dedicated to offering affordable football to all parts of our local community. We provide a place where everyone can express themselves through sport. When watched on TV football can seem remote. What we like to provide is an opportunity for children to experience it as a fun part of their lives.

 

Teams

From U6s to U18s

Please check the age group and contact the respective coach by email.

U6s

"I have fun like a child in the street. When the day comes when I'm not enjoying it, I will leave football."
Lionel Messi

A fun introduction to the wonderful game of football and a gradual introduction to the competitive game. 

U7s

"Football is a game you cannot play without making mistakes."

Jürgen Klopp

Children who are aged 6 as at midnight on 31 August in a playing season (i.e. 2021-22)  will be classed as Under 7 players as will those who attain the age of 6 during the playing season. 

U8s

"Everything I have achieved in football is due to playing the game with my friends"
Zinedan Zidane

Children who are aged 7 as at midnight on 31 August in a playing season will be classed as Under 8 players, as will those who attain the age of 7 during the playing season. 

U8s Yellow

"What a great day for football, all we need is some green grass and a ball."

Bill Shankly

Children who are aged 7 as at midnight on 31 August in a playing season will be classed as Under 8 players, as will those who attain the age of 7 during the playing season.  
NB We have two U8 teams. 

U9s

“The important thing about football – is that it isn't just about football.”
Terry Pratchett

Children who are aged 9 as at midnight on 31 August in a playing season will be classed as Under 10 players. 

U10s

"Football has to be fun for kids or it doesn't make sense."

Johan Cruyff

Children who are aged 10 as at midnight on 31 August in a playing season will be classed as Under 11 players. 

U11s

"Behind very kick of the ball there has to be

a thought."

Dennis Bergkamp. 

Children who are aged 10 as at midnight on 31 August in a playing season will be classed as Under 11 players, as will those who attain the age of 10 during the playing season. 

U12s

"Unless you really love something, it's very hard to become good at it."

Roy Keane

Children who are aged 11 as at midnight on 31 August in a playing season will be classed as Under 12 players as will those who attain the age of 11 during the playing season. 

U14s

"Football.

Bloody

hell."

Sir Alex Ferguson

Children who are aged 13 at the most as at midnight on 31 August in a playing season will be classed as Under 14 players as will those who attain the age of 13 during the playing season. 

U15s

"Behind every kick of the ball...

there has to be 

a thought."

Dennis Bergkamp

Children who are / were aged 14 as at midnight on 31 August in a playing season will be classed as Under 15 players, as will those who attain the age of 14 during the season. 

U16s

"Football is a game of mistakes. Whoever makes the fewest mistakes wins."

Johann Cryuff

Children who are / were aged 15 as at midnight on 31 August in a playing season will be classed as Under 16 players, as will those who attain the age of 15 during the season. 

 GIRLS

"Keep working!

Even when no-one

is watching."

Alex Morgan

We have an incredibly well supported girls football group. A group of expert coaches are working with around 30 girls from age 6-11 supported by the FAs Wildcats programme. 

 
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History

Botley Boys and Girls F.C. was founded in 1995 and has grown to become a vibrant club which promotes football for the youth of the community. The club was formed by Dave Curtin and Robin Masters with the team playing their fixtures initially on both the Botley primary school pitch and a pitch located in a field sandwiched between the Seacourt stream and the Park and Ride.


In 1995 the current facilities at Fogwell Road were developed and a pitch was literally carved out of a field, which was set in a corner of the Fogwell Road site bordered by the A420 and the Eynsham Road. Parents and volunteers carried out this work with hand tools and domestic lawnmowers borrowed for the task. These conditions, or lack of them, spurred the parents on. With the determination of the committee, funds were raised and grants sought to build the facilities that we have today.


The pavilion which doubles up as a community venue for various functions, was officially opened by the then Oxford United Manager Malcom Crosby in 1997. In 2005, after great efforts with fundraising, floodlights were added to the lower part of the ground to allow evening training during the winter months.


The club prides itself on being a key part of the community, offering the opportunity for kids from 6 to 16 to express themselves and make friends by playing competitive sport. 

 

Files

 

Medical Emergency Action Plan

Return to Training Risk Assessment

 

Welfare Issues

Our aim at Botley Boys and Girls Football Club is to make sure we have appropriate safeguards. So it is important everyone is aware of how to safeguard children and the procedures for reporting a concern about the welfare of a child. Our Club Welfare Officers Terri Matthews and Nick Dunn will always be on hand to advise you with any query or concern.

The Football Association’s RESPECT guidelines are aimed at promoting best practice, helping us all to work together to change the negative attitudes and unacceptable behaviour on the side-lines and on the pitch.

The role of the CWO is key to ensuring that Respect is understood, taken on board by the committee, coaches/managers members and supporters. By having a club Welfare Officer (CWO) we have the chance to make a significant contribution to creating positive change and an environment in which children can thrive.