Oadby Owls Under 15's made it a Cup double by beating Leicester Nirvana 3-1 in the League Cup Final at Harborough Town on Sunday 19th May. Two early strikes in the first half from Harvey Judd (both free kicks) and a well taken goal by Kuda Muskwe 10 minutes before full time sealed the victory. Nirvana had got a goal back midway through the second half from a corner.
Our under 15's side secured a 2-0 victory over Midland Junior Premier League rivals Beaumont Town on Saturday 11th May. Goals in the second half from Jordie Burke and Sergio Dhillon (pen) ensured the team had a well deserved victory, in the fixture held at Rugby Town FC. Every player did their part in achieving this notable success in the MJPL Under 15's Major Cup Play Off Final. The team delivered Beaumont's first defeat of the season in what was a very competitive game....match report to follow
This Saturday 27th April marks the start of the Oadby Owls merchandise sale! All Nike clothing will be subject to a 25% reduction. The sale on at the Academy Club Shop is on till all stocks last. Children's and adult sizes will be available at the Club Shop this Saturday. Non Nike branded items are not in the sale!
Our Under 13's have won the County Cup. Congratulations to Tim, Ady and the team on winning the County Cup. The team beat Aylestone Park 4-2 aet with the scores tied at 2-2 at full time. The team would have been considered slight underdogs for he final as Aylestone Park are flying high in second place in the League. On route to the final the team not only beat Barrow currently in third place but also Allexton, who have dominated the age group for many years and are leading the division. The team really do deserve to be crowned Champions - Well done!!
Congratulations to our Under 13, 14 and 15's who have successfully made the County Cup Final. In recent years the club has embarked on a strategy to make itself stronger and more resilient. The Academy has become among the best in the Country. We have expanded our number of teams in order to provide football to children of all abilities. Our coaching, facilities and equipment have seen significant investment. Entertaining tournaments are held and these cater for all our members. Whilst success is not always measured on the field in Grassroots football it is always nice to see our teams achieve it. This weekend three of our junior teams successfully reached their County Cup Final. Historically we have only ever managed to provide a single finalist at Holmes Park, the home of Leicestershire & Rutland County FA. Added to the recent success of our Under 18's, who reached the Presidents Cup Final, this is clearly a positive reflection of the direction the club has taken. It should also be recognised that Oadby Owls is blessed with an army of volunteers on a variety of fronts and it is without doubt that their commitment and dedication has led to the success both on and off the field. Oadby Owls really is a club to be proud to be associated with.
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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.
Oadby Owls adopted the Leicester City v Notts Forest in style on Saturday November 10th. There were some 600 members of the Oadby Owls family in the Family stand watching the fixture which was in itself a very entertaining 2-2 draw. The Grassroots fixture was combined with the Remembrance Day activities and at half time around 230 Oadby Owls children in either their bright orange Academy kit or their black/white home kit carried out the Half Time Parade with our valued past and present members of the armed services. Prior to kick half of these children took part in various activities, as the match ball was received from the crew of an armed forces helicopter which landed on the pitch. Our young members escorted the players and formed a Guard of Honour for both teams as they walked out onto the pitch. As well as the Half Time Parade 20 of our older players took part in a Crossbar Challenge. Congratulations to James Parker of the Under 15's who hit the crossbar and won £20 for charity. No club in Leicestershire has ever supported a Grassroots fixture at Leicester City with such numbers. With the stream of positive comments this really was a fantastic day for Oadby Owls, its volunteers and parents but most of all our young members.
Oadby Owls would like to congratulate Mark Bell, assistant manager/coach of the Under 9 Hawks who ran the Leicester half marathon in aid of Alex's Wish, the clubs adopted charity for young Alex Hallam who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Mark ran the half marathon, a distance of just over 13 miles in a time of 2hrs and 3min. A fantastic effort. Mark raised through Oadby Owls and beyond some £312.25 for Alex's Wish fund. Well done Mark. A great achievement in aide of a great cause!!
On 29th September the new orange Academy kit became available to all Academy aged players who are in one of our teams or have established themselves as regular attenders by coming along to the Academy on at least 6 occasions. This kit is provided free through the kind sponsorship of Trogon Developments.
Attendances at this season's Academy have consistently been well over 200 with the highest attendance this season being exactly 250. Positive feedback from parents and professionals within the game has been great to receive on behalf of the club.
The clubs thanks goes to all the volunteers who support the Academy whether it be through help in the kitchen, help with the administration or the actual football coaching. Your support is vital. Many many thanks!
The upgraded work to the website has enabled teams to complete a match report on line and following authorisation is uploaded onto the website. Therefore within a couple of days (and in some cases hours) players, parents, supporters and alike can read about a team's exploits. Try reading some of the match reports posted by one of our 37 teams. There really is some cracking games of football to catch up on, such as the under 11 Juniors recovery from 0-2 down to win 3-2 or the under 7 Hawks first ever game when they narrowly lost 4-5. It's great stuff!
You may or may not know but Oadby Owls now has a Automated External Defibrillator (AED) sited within Coombe Park. Considering it can increase the chances of survival by up to 78% it has to be one of the best investments the club has ever made. We are hopeful that one will be installed at Judgemeadow Football Development Centre shortly. We are delighted to say that the Oadby Village Hall Trust has re-financed our purchase of the defibrillator. A big thank you to Terry Peat and the Committee!