No Easter Academy. As usual there will be no Easter Academy on Saturday 4th April. All the children that attended the Academy on Saturday 27th march were given a free Easter egg to enjoy over the holiday weekend. I am sure that none of them will have been eaten in advance of the holiday!!
James Parker, Reece Bradbury, Elliott Taylor, Sam Grouse, Richard Black and Danny Page
Oadby Owls players appear for Oadby town. The current Oadby Owls Youth team (Under 17's) has this season evolved into the Oadby Town Youth team where they have enjoyed great success in the Midland Floodlit Youth League. Youth teams operate with players at the Under 17 and 18 age groups with the Owls players all being first year Youth players at Under 17. Oadby Town, who play at Step 5 in the United Counties League (Premier Division) are very keen to give the young players an opportunity in the 1st team, with that well known line 'If they are good enough, their old enough' This season Elliott Taylor, at 16 years of age has established himself as the regular 1st team keeper. Sam Grouse and James Parker made their full debuts for Oadby Town on Saturday 7th March in the game against Cogenhoe United, with substitute appearances from Richard Black and Danny Page. Reece Bradbury was also in the squad but did not get on. Oadby Owls shares a great partnership with Oadby Town and one that benefits both clubs and provides great opportunity for some of the talented lads at Oadby Owls.
After poor weather last Saturday the Academy is set to return this week. New members are welcome to come along to the Oadby Owls Academy when it returns on Saturday 14th February . Historically many children join up with the club following the Christmas and New Year break (see article on 'Joining Oadby Owls' situated adjacent) Please ensure you arrive around 9:45am and if you want to speed up the administrative process on your first visit, click on the HOME page tab then print off and complete the Membership Form. Please note the information below re 'Key Dates' and the 'Circulation List' that operates.
Oadby Owls bear witness to a stunning Premiership match. Through the clubs strong connections with Leicester City we were able to secure 350 tickets to the Leicester City v Manchester United game. And what a game as Leicester City ran out 5-3 winners against the most famous club in the world and one that boasts players costing over £150 million pounds! Quite unbelievable and so many of members of the Oadby Owls family were there to see it. The children were all involved in pre match activities of some nature, whether it was as a Player Escort, Guard of Honour or a Flag Bearer. Ten children from the under 9's age group were fortunate to participate in a shoot out at half time. This really was an experience and a game that will never be forgotten.
Academy children are still highly visible. In conjunction with our Academy sponsors 'Harborough London' the new Nike Academy kit has been chosen. Shirts will be a prominent 'Action Green' in colour - together with navy socks and shorts. The Oadby Owls Academy children will really stand out from the crowd in this kit! To qualify for an Academy kit you need to be a fully paid member and have attended six Academy sessions.
Filbert Fox visited the Oadby Owls Academy on the penultimate weekend of the Academy season. The Owls Academy children had a great surprise when Filbert the Fox, the Leicester City Mascot, made a guest appearance at the Academy on 14th June. The players and their families all enjoyed seeing Filbert. It was however most noticeable that many a parent wanted a souvenir photograph with Filbert! Thank you Leicester City and good luck in the Premiership, we shall be cheering you on!!
The Annual Presentation Night at Leicester Racecourse continues to raise club status. Long gone are the days when the club crammed into a venue too small, with over running speeches and excessive stress levels for the Management Team. On Saturday 16th May the club held its second Presentation Night at Leicester Racecourse. The venue once again proved to be grand venue which naturally provides security and safety to the children who can run around and play. Parents also enjoyed a relaxed atmosphere and were able to socialise with friends and family. The club brought in a band called 'Limited Edition' and this too added to the nights entertainment. Fears of the band drowning out the Presentations proved unfounded. Our 38 teams were presented with an array of quality trophies in two Presentation areas. Well over £4,000 was spent on trophies in recognition of each and everyone of our players. Congratulations from the Club also go to Milford Copp and Charlie Patel who were respectively honoured with the 'Clubman of the Year' and 'Keith Oswin Achievement Award'. What a great night!
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.