Club Chairman Rob Farrar steps down. After nine full seasons in post as Chairman Rob Farrar has stepped down from the role and various responsibilities because of his work commitments in Tanzania, East Africa. It had been his intention to step down at the end of last season for the same reason, but as Tony Stonestreet (Club Secretary) was standing down at this time, it was not practicable as a degree of continuity in the senior management of the club had to be maintained. Rob Farrar has been with the club since 2002 when his son joined the Academy. There have been great changes within grassroots football over this period of time which has been mirrored by the development of Oadby Owls which as a Charter Standard Community Club is now the largest grassroots club in the county. On stepping down Rob stated "It has been a very challenging and demanding role over the years and has taken up a large part of my life during this period. Grassroots football is a very emotive activity and this has in itself led to many issues. The club has evolved into one of the most progressive and respected football clubs in the country and offers a fantastic opportunity to children of all abilities to develop and enjoy the game of football. I would like to pay thanks for the help and support the club and myself have received over the years from so many people associated with the game. Oadby Owls has developed an ethos which strives to ensure a child centred approach is adopted by all at the club, irrespective of ability. Good luck to everyone, past, present and future, who are associated with this fantastic club"
Oadby Owls awarded Charter Standard Community Club of the Year. At the annual FA awards ceremony on Tuesday 26th May 2015 at the King Power Stadium, Oadby Owls were honoured as the Charter Standard Community Club of the Year, by far the hardest accreditation to achieve from the FA. The Owls, who were among a number of nominated clubs, were selected by a qualified panel of the Leicestershire FA. Ian Scott received the award on behalf of the club from Sir Geoff Hurst, famous for scoring a hat trick in the World Cup Final for England when they beat West Germany 4-2 in 1966. The award is a ringing endorsement to all the volunteers who contribute so much in the running of the club with its 38 teams and playing membership of 650. Club Chairman Rob Farrar had, for the second occasion in his time with the club, been nominated as the Volunteer of the Year. A nomination itself testimony to the hard work put in by the Chairman and committee members. Well done everyone associated with Oadby Owls.
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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.