As part of an ongoing restructure of the Ladies’ setup at Oxford City FC, the club are launching a new U23s team designed to be a stepping stone from youth football to First Team. The team will play in Thames Valley Women’s County League and will be an important step in Oxford City Ladies’ talent development pathway.
The new U23s Manager, James Brazier, explains: “We’ve been reviewing our player pathway over the last 6 months and identified a several gaps between our U18s players and first team.
Playing against players their own age has meant the players haven’t had enough opportunities to play physical teams and be tested psychologically. We’ve got some great young talent who technically would be able to compete in the first team but lack the physical and psychological experience gained through women’s football.”
The U23s marks the first change of many to progress the Ladies’ setup to the next level as Waheed Ramsan, OCLFC’s First Team Manager, told us: “The next season is going to be really exciting for us as a club. The U23s project is really important for us and will help us to develop a more integrated pathway for players. I am really keen to develop the talent that we are bringing through and give young players opportunities. This new team will only strengthen this ethos.”
Oxford City Ladies FC are hosting open training sessions for potential new players for both the First and U23s team at Oxford City FC, Marsh Lane, OX3 0NQ on:
- Tuesday 25th June, 19:00 – 21:00
- Sunday 30th June, 14:00 – 16:00
To sign up please complete the form. For more information on the Ladies’ setup please contact email@example.com