The Oadby Owls Academy returns on Saturday 30th August at 9:45am. New and existing players are invited to come along to the Oadby Owls Academy this Saturday. For new players they should refer to the article on the right called 'Joining Oadby Owls'. The new Academy kit will be available from 9am on Saturday to those players who qualify for the new green coloured Nike kit (ie secured 50% attendance at Academy and are fully paid up members)
Oadby Owls continues to strengthen its partnership with Oadby Town. Next season our team in the Midland Floodlit Youth League (play Wednesday evenings with a KO at 19:45), our Under 14's who are in the Midland Junior Premier League (play Saturday mornings with a KO at 10:30) and our Seniors who are in Division 1 of the Alliance League (play Sunday mornings with a KO at 10:30) will all play their home games at Oadby Town FC, which is on Wigston Road opposite the Tigers training ground. This is a fantastic opportunity for our players and for both clubs to develop their strengthening relationship. On Sunday 10th August our 14's will be at home in a friendly against Port Talbot from Wales whereas the midweek team kick off their League campaign against Lichfield City on Wednesday 13th August. Please come along and support our teams!
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.
Leicester City Grassroots fixture announced. On the back of several years of support to the Leicester City Grassroots ticket scheme Oadby Owls has been selected to adopt the Premiership fixture against Manchester United on Sunday 21st September. Full details are at the foot of the home page.
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!
Oadby Owls Under 9 Snowys enjoy Tournament Treble! The team having entered several tournaments far and wide started off slowly at the Barrow Town tournament where there did not mark their full potential. However, this was a mere blip as Nathan and Simon steered them to fantastic successes within the following week by winning the tournaments held at Thurmaston Magpies, Leicester City and in Chesterfield.
Under 9 Snowys celebrate at Thurmaston Magpies - 25th May 2014
Under 9 Snowys celebrate at The King Power - 26th May 2014
Owls adopt Leicester City fixture on Mass Once a year Oadby Owls is invited to the King Power Stadium in order to 'adopt' a Leicester City Fixture. Previous visits to see the home side against Leeds United, Derby County, Nottingham Forest and indeed Real Madrid have proven to be one of the highlights for the children at Oadby Owls. This year, given the historical link, the club chose the Sheffield Wednesday fixture. Over 180 Owls children participated in the pre match activities and the Half Time Parade. A mammoth 530 friends, family and Owls players attended the fixture with the majority witnessing a 2-1 home fixture from the Family Stand. Some photos were taken to mark the event and these can be found on the slide show above or indeed the dedicated Academy page.
County Cup Success for Three Oadby Owls sides Following on from last season's first ever County Cup winners trophy by our Under 13's team (Tim Deacon's boys) this season the club followed up with a fantastic treble, underlining the clubs development and strength in depth. Congratulations therefore go to our Under 17's (Rob Farrar), Under 18's (Sam Patel) and Senior (Milford Copp) sides in winning their respective County Cup. Praise must also be given to our Under 15's Girls side (Gary Howard) who also reached their County Cup Final but lost out to a very strong Cosby Girls side.
Oadby Owls under 17's overcame 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. In winning the trophy they beat the top three sides in the Premier and the Champions of both Division 1 and 2
The under 18's came 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 proved to be a glorious end to youth football for the players as they also won the League Cup, the Presidents Cup and finished runners up in the 18's League.
The Senior side beat the very strongly fancied Frolesworth United side 2-1. The team under the guidance of Milford Copp has developed strongly since leaving Youth football some four seasons ago. The team finished runners up in their League to the same Frolesworth United side.
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.