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.
From U6s to U18s
Please check the age group and contact the respective coach by email.
"I have fun like a child in the street. When the day comes when I'm not enjoying it, I will leave football."
A fun introduction to the wonderful game of football and a gradual introduction to the competitive game.
"Football is a game you cannot play without making mistakes."
Children who are / were aged 6 as at midnight on 31 August 2020 (together with those who attain the age of 6 during the 2020-2021 Playing Season) will be classed as Under 7 Players.
"Everything I have achieved in football is due to playing the game with my friends"
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.
"What a great day for football, all we need is some green grass and a ball."
Children who are aged 8 as at midnight on 31 August in a playing season will be classed as Under 9 players.
“The important thing about football – is that it isn't just about football.”
Children who are aged 9 as at midnight on 31 August in a playing season will be classed as Under 10 players.
"Football has to be
fun for kids or it
doesn't make sense."
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.
"Behind very kick of the ball there has to be
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.
"Unless you really love something, it's very hard to become good at it."
Children who are aged 12 as at midnight on 31 August in a playing season will be classed as Under 13 players as will those who attain the age of 12 during the playing season.
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.
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.