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Oxford City Casuals Newsletter, April 2017

Oxford City Casuals Newsletter, April 2017

By Mark Heelis
2 May 2017
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Welcome to my April 2017 newsletter for the Oxford City Casuals. I am Mark Heelis, the manager of the Oxford City Casuals.


Update from the manager

The Casuals are very important to Oxford City. The club takes pride in the role it plays in the local community to provide opportunities for male and female players of all ages and abilities to play football.

I have been working with the club to review the Casuals finances and make sure we have a sound financial footing for the future. I recently met our coaches and support staff to discuss and agree our priorities. This has helped us make sure we spend the time we have available on the activities which are most important to the continued success of the Casuals. We agreed our short term priority was to secure storage facilities for our equipment and arrange social events.

New equipment storage

Peter Simmonds has kindly transformed an old storage shed at Oxford City into our own Oxford City Casuals storage. This has been a fantastic improvement helping us have access to and store our own age and ability appropriate equipment. Thank you Peter!

Big Day Out 2017

On Sunday 14 May we are looking forward to taking some players to Wembley. Details of the itinerary can be found here. There will be NO training on this date.

Dates for your diaries:

Sunday 14th May, Big Day Out - no training
Sunday 21nd May, BOBi at Northampton

Calling parents - can you help?

We are always grateful of support to help continue provide the fun, safe and friendly football environment at Casuals. We are looking for parents, support workers or volunteers who would be willing to help with activities such as purchasing training clothing on behalf of players, washing kits after a tournament and baking or providing cakes as well as many other activities. If you can help please get in touch.

FA Peoples Cup

Our players enjoyed a fun day out in Reading in February. In a first for our Oxford City Casuals players we travelled to Reading to participate in the FA Peoples Cup against other disability teams.

Shots and smiles, cartwheels and clean sheets were all on show on the day.

u12 new start time – 10.30am

We have been trialling a later start for the u12’s. Having spoken with parents our regular coach Bea Curtis and her sister Evie agreed a new start time of 10.30am with training lasting for 60 minutes. Initial feedback has been positive and as a result we will continue with these times for the rest of this season.

Volunteer update

Welcome to Ibrar Khan who recently joined our coaching staff and is a Level 2 qualified football coach.

Cakes are a hit

Have you enjoyed a delicious cake at one of the our home BOBi League tournaments so far this season? The initiative led by volunteer coach Bea Curtis and our other coaches and support staff has been a real success generating vital funds to help us continue to provide Casuals training and social events.

Macron training clothing update

Macron have updated the official clothing range for Oxford City Football Club here. A Macron store will soon be opening at the Indoor Arena in Berinsfield to buy your clothing in person.

Alternatively we can place an order on your behalf, please see one of our coaching or support staff to collect an order form.

Stay up to date with the Casuals

You can find information on Oxford City Casuals events and tournaments online here.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, provide feedback or would like to discuss how you may be able to help with the Casuals please get in touch: mark_heelis@hotmail.com or 07714 756917.

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