On Friday 14 September 2018 the Oxford City Casuals were awarded the Community Project of the year at the Oxfordshire FA awards. The event was hosted at the Kassam stadium in Oxford and celebrated the valuable contribution of volunteers in our local community helping male and female players of all ages and abilities play football.
This is the second successive season the Casuals have won for an award following their success at the National League award for best Community Programme in July 2017. This demonstrates our active and valued role in our local community and reflect positively on the progress we have made on and off the pitch. The Oxford City Casuals are a disability football team. We support over 50 male and female players aged 4 to 45 who have a range of physical and mental disabilities.
We pride ourselves on providing a fun, friendly and safe environment. Being inclusive and having respect for each other’s ability is at the heart of our core values to support and improve physical and social wellbeing.
The award was collected on the night by volunteers Celia Angel and Mark Heelis. Celia has been volunteering with the Casuals as a member of our support staff since it started in 2003.
Strategy Manager Mark Heelis said "I'm incredibly proud to collect this award on behalf of the Oxford City Casuals. This wouldn't be possible without the efforts of our dedicated volunteers, our fantastic players and their parents/carers". Mark went on to say "It's dedicated volunteers like Celia who make grassroots football so special. It was great to share our award success with her on the night".
If you are interested in sponsoring, volunteering or playing for the award winning Casuals please get in touch. We would be delighted to hear from you.
Mark Heelis, Casuals Strategy Manager
Laura Hextall, Casuals Delivery Manager