Oadby Owls under 17's and 18's Crowned County Cup Winners A unique week saw Oadby Owls under 17's overcome a strong Asfordby side on Tuesday with a scoreline of 4-0. On the perfect playing surface of Holmes Park the under 16 team, playing a year above themselves at 17's proved a class act, with a sublime display, particularly in the second half.
The under 18's made it a perfect week for the club by coming from behind to beat Ketton Juniors 2-1 after extra time. The team grew stronger and stronger as the game progressed and were deserved winners in what is proving to be a glorious end to youth football for the players.
Both teams are looking to secure a cup double by winning the League Cup in their respective age groups when playing in the Final at Hinckley United on May 11th.
Oadby Owls Year 5 Boys go the Distance! Six of the first eleven finishers in the Oadby & Wigston Schools Sports Association (Year 5) cross country trial, which took place on 11th March 2014 at Manor High School play for Oadby Owls under 10's. Those who finished in the top 10 now also go on to represent O&W at the Leicestershire & Rutland finals on 22/3/14 at Rutland Water. Fantastic for the club to have over 50% of the first 11 across the line from within its ranks. Two of whom claimed the silver & bronze medal positions.
From Left to Right; Cameron Stewart (Tawny's) 7th, Reece Watchorn (Snowy's) bronze medal, Fynton Errington (Tawny's) 5th, Harry Hawkins (Snowy's) 11th Harry, Naylor (Tawny's) silver medal. Not pictured - Aaron Mason (Hawk's) 4th
This year we have 4 teams who have made it to the County Cup Finals at Holmes Park. I am sure the teams would really appreciate your support at Holmes Park where each of the County Cup finals are being staged.
Sunday 9th March KO 10-30am Under 15 Girls v Cosby United Girls
Tuesday 18th March KO 7pm Under 17's v Asfordby
Thursday 20th March KO 7pm Under 18's v Ketton Juniors
Tuesday 15th April KO 7pm Seniors v Frolesworth United
In addition the Under 17's and 18's have reached the final of their respective League Cup. Both these finals are at Hinckley United on the same date.
Sunday 11th May KO 10-30am Under 18's v Kegworth Imps
Sunday 11th May KO 1pm Under 17's v Aylestone Park
Other Oadby Owls teams are still involved in the earlier rounds of their respective League Cups.
The Oadby Owls Academy restarts after its winter break on Saturday 8th February. The club welcomes new members to its academy and full details about the clubs academy can be found to the right of this Home page in the section 'Joining Oadby Owls' and on the dedicated 'Academy' page. The club also stocks warm clothing such as base layer (tops and bottoms) and gloves. Shinpads are mandatory for all ages and these too can be purchased at the Club Shop.
Kit donation sparks interest in the Dynamic Stars FC. At the end of last season it was sadly announced that the Under 12 Eagles team managed by James Blyghton and his father Bill would not be continuing for the forthcoming 13/14 season. The teams kit was only a year old and in great condition. Bill subsequently donated the kit to a footballing charity for Zambia and Africa.
The kit found its way to the Dynamic Stars Football Club based in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. The boys had never worn a kit before and in wearing their new kit for the first game beat a team called 'Future Stars' 4-1. One can see from the pictures above the joy the boys had in playing in their new football kit.
Oadby Owls intends to donate future kit to such a worthy cause. Any future kit no longer required by the club and in good condition will be passed on to those less fortunate than ourselves. It can only make those at Oadby Owls proud of our association with those less fortunate than ourselves.
Oadby Owls has decided to employ a professional First Aider at the Saturday Academy. As part of a football coaches qualification there is a requirement for a an Emergency Aid course to be successfully completed. This is subject to a mandatory refresher every 3 years. I am sure we can all appreciate that football is a contact sport and that accidents and injuries do occur. With Academy numbers exceeding 200 each week the law of averages suggests that we will, albeit rarely, unfortunately suffer the odd serious injury. I have therefore taken steps to employ a professional First Aider which will provide resilience to the club and reassurance to all for the treatment of injuries suffered at the Academy. The First Aider employed will be from the same company that provides First Aid cover at our events. Please do not forget we have a Defibrillator within the clubhouse
Girls Football - Come along and join Oadby Owls. Girls football at Oadby Owls continues to go from strength to strength. However we are continually looking to enhance this rapidly developing area. We currently provide a Saturday Soccer School for Girls up to and including school year 7 (see Academy page). In addition we now have 4 Girls teams at Under 11, 13, 14 and 15 and we are looking to enhance these teams and even provide additional teams at other age groups. Our Girls teams currently train at Uplands Park on Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 7pm.
Oadby Owls Under 14's Girls won the Judgemeadow Summer Cup and proudly show off their trophies. Well done Girls!
Key club dates can be found on the drop down menu of the Home page tab. The dates relate to planned events including our Presentation Night and Tournament events.
Where adverse weather conditions look like they will affect football at Coombe Park a pitch inspection will always be carried out. If a decision to cancel is made then that decision will be displayed on the clubs website. If the website does not state that football is off, it should be assumed that it is on. The club has a duty of care to its members and tries to avoid unnecessary travel. When it can be called off in advance it will be. Sometimes this decision can be made the day or even several days before but sometimes not until the day of activity. For the Academy a decision will be made by 8.30am that day and the website updated immediately so please check here first.