2018/19 saw Oxford City FC revamp it’s award winning charity under the new name Oxford City Sport in the Community. The charity gained funding from the National League Trust and Premier League to deliver health, wellbeing and education projects.
Ruth Senior, Football and Sports Development Manager, told us: “It’s been an exciting year for the charity. With support from the National League Trust, we’ve engaged over 1,430 new participants across the year in a range of programmes. We’ve also worked with 8 new community partners’ to develop projects that have had a real positive impact on our local community. Working closely with our partners has allowed us to increase our grant funding by 50% for 2019/20.”
The charity delivered two main projects in the 2018/19 academic year:
National League Trust Project2018/19 Impact:
1,238 participants engaged
8 new community partners
Funded by the National League Trust, the two year project aims to engage with young people to increase their levels of physical activity, self-esteem and sports participation through the delivery of workshops and regular participation opportunities. Year 2 of the project will aim to increase the number of female coaches and leaders within its local community through a cross-partner mentoring programme.
Premier League Primary Stars2018/19 Impact:
192 pupils engaged
75 sessions delivered in schools
29 schools engaged
13 teachers upskilled
Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of the Premier League and football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills. It inspires girls and boys aged 5-11 in the classroom, playground and sports field. Learning is connected to the real world of sport to enthuse pupils when tackling challenging PSHE topics such as resilience, diversity, self-esteem and fair-play.
For more information about our community programmes, please contact Ruth Senior at firstname.lastname@example.org