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.
Layton shines for England Under 16's at Kidderminster. I am sure those that watched England's 1-0 victory over Wales at Under 16 level will have felt the utmost pride to watch Layton Ndukwu come on at half time for England and have a great game on his debut for his country. The once Oadby Owls player looked a constant threat to the Welsh side and despite being technically a school age younger than most of his team mates did not look overawed. Wearing the number 14 shirt he looked strong and full of running. His quick reaction to a loose ball in the penalty box resulted in him being felled by a Welsh defender and a penalty being awarded. Great work by the once Oadby Owls Academy and team player who with continued hard work and fortune could go on to far greater things, but representing your country is an awesome achievement!
Oadby Owls Academy player progresses to England For those who first saw 4 year old Layton Ndukwu playing at the Oadby Owls Academy back in 2002/3 it will come as no surprise that he has developed into such a talented young footballer.
Layton was an underage player in the Oadby Owls “class of 2004” u7’s Snowys team but it was soon evident that despite being up to a year younger than some of the team, he was a better player than most if not all of his team mates. As an attacking left sided player he had skill, pace & strength in abundance. He scored goals for fun with both feet and it was sometimes difficult to tell that he was predominantly left footed as he struck regularly with his venomous right foot.
Layton will be aware that he was fortunate to be part of such a well coached & managed Owls team which had a squad full of up and coming quality players. From 2004/5 to 2006/7 the team won almost every competition or tournament that they entered. Four players from the team, including Layton himself, were recruited by the Leicester City Academy and they are all still part of that set up today.
Reports from the LCFC Academy suggest that Layton has continued to impress and develop his game to a very high standard. He is still playing one or sometimes two years above his own age group and has now been rewarded with a call up to the England u16’s squad for the forthcoming Victory Shield Home International matches versus Wales, Northern Ireland & Scotland. The first match for England is against Wales at Kidderminster Harriers Aggborough Stadium, 7:30pm KO on Friday 4th October and the game is being shown live on Sky Sports.
Good luck Layton, we hope you get your opportunity against Wales and we’re sure that you’ll make Oadby Owls, Leicester City & England proud!
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!
The highly regarded Oadby Owls Soccer Academy returns on Saturday 31st August at Coombe Park. The football season starts in earnest with our Academy for children 4 years and over (we take boys up to and incl Year 5 and girls up to and incl Year 7) We welcome new members especially the very young ones. Please refer to the section on this web page entitled 'Joining Oadby Owls'. If you want to download and complete a membership form to bring with you for your first attendance, please click on the home page tab.
Oadby Owls are going to Wembley! Following a successful application by the club to the Football Association Oadby Owls have secured 284 tickets for their members and immediate family for the vital World Cup qualifier match between England and Montenegro on Friday 11th October. Some 190 of the ticket holders will be travelling by coach. This will be a memorable evening in the history of Oadby Owls. Sorry but the deadline for tickets has passed and there are no further tickets available.
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.