AWARDS NIGHT, 6TH JANUARY 2024

The club held its annual awards dinner at the Six Bells in Headington on Saturday 6th January, these awards are to recognise the achievements of members throughout 2023.

The Chairmans cup went to Jane Gaul for her tremendous efforts behind the scenes, running the website, dealing with tournament and club sessions bookings and even producing club pennants to give to our opponents when we play abroad, Jane is appreciated by every single club member and thoroughly deserves this award.

The Secretary’s cup was awarded to Andy Murray whose idea and hard work made the recent donation of £1344 to the Joey Beauchamp Foundation Trust possible.

A Special Achievement award went to Holly Bridge from the women’s team who was not only selected for England, but also scored on her debut for the national team.

On the playing side all of our competitive teams from both the Thames Valley and the Oxfordshire Walking Football leagues had their team awards, the manager POTY, managers most consistent POTY, and the players POTY. Several players play in various age groups, and some now need a bigger trophy cabinet.

The awards for 2023 are as follows:

Team

Managers Most Consistent POTY Managers POTY

Player POTY

OWFL 60’S Ben Colucci Steve Bennett Steve Bennett
OWFL 50’s A Andy Chapman Ben Bhatti Terry Georgeson
OWFL 50’s B Tommy Dolgar Simon Jaggs Jon Tweed
TVWFL Women’s Heidi Johansen-Berg Jenny Elliott Heidi Johansen-Berg
TVWFL Men’s 65s Garry Allen Steve Weitzel Dave Wilson
TVWFL Men’s 60s A Eddie Solomon Steve Bennett Steve Bennett
TVWFL Men’s 60s B Dave Wilson Jim MacLeod Jim MacLeod
TVWFL Men’s 50s A Chris Wood Terry Georgeson Terry Georgeson
TVWFL Men’s 50s B Jim MacLeod Steve Bennett Andy Beal
TVWFL Men’s 50s C Eddie Solomon Tommy Dolgar Tim Brown

It was a successful evening, and we look forward to doing it again in 2025 to celebrate achievements in 2024.

Thank you to everyone involved in enabling the event to take place.

Simon Jaggs

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OVER 60'S WIN THE OXFORDSHIRE WALKING FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SHIELD

On Saturday 3rd September, at Oxford United's game with Burton Albion our Over 60's squad was presented with the Oxfordshire Walking Football League Championship Shield by ex Luton, Oxford, Stoke and Chelsea striker Mark Stein.

All the squad except Carlos who is out of the country were invited onto the pitch at halftime, and were joined by a couple of other members.

The league record was PL 20 W 15 D 5 L 0 F 34 A 7 PTS T0

Congratulations to all!

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Congratulations to the Lionesses!

A fantastic achievement by England Ladies on winning the Euro at Wembley! We hope this will encourage more ladies to take up football, we're always looking for new members, so please don't hesitate to send us a message (ladies 18+, men 50+). Our Walking Football is for everyone!

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As a mark of respect to the death of our Queen the TVWFL has cancelled the Over 50's League Fixtures this Sunday 11th September at Bisham. See announcement from Oxfordshire FA below.

Also our Committee has discussed this and it has been unanimously decided that tomorrow's session (Saturday 10th September) at the Oxford Academy will also be cancelled. Anyone who has paid by bank transfer will receive a credit for the next session they attend.

The Wednesday session at the Oxford Sports Park will definitely be on.

Her Majesty the Queen was a long-standing Patron of The Football Association and has left a lasting and indelible legacy on our national game.

As a mark of respect, following the passing of Her Majesty the Queen, English football has united to postpone all football fixtures between 9-11 September. This follows Government guidance, which encourages sporting organisations to show respect in an appropriate way.

The FA can confirm that all football fixtures across the Barclays Women’s Super League, Barclays Women’s Championship, the Vitality Women’s FA Cup, and the Isuzu FA Trophy, will be postponed this weekend. We can also confirm that all football fixtures across the National League System [NLS], Steps 1-6, including the Vanarama National Leagues, the Women’s Football Pyramid [WFP], Tiers 3-7, and matches across grassroots football in England will be postponed.

The Premier League and the EFL have all confirmed that their fixtures this weekend will be rescheduled for a later date.

All flags at Wembley Stadium and St. George’s Park will continue to fly at half-mast over the weekend.

Our thoughts remain with our president, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, and the whole of the Royal Family during this time

OUWFC Awards Night at Cosmos, Oxford, on 20th January 2023

The Club held their annual awards dinner at Cosmo in the evening of January 21st, which was attended by approximately 70 members and partners.

The evening began with a short speech from WF club president Niall McWilliams, and after a meal there were a total of 23 awards, plus 4 gifts to be presented. The gifts were to people who have been instrumental in the success of the club, often in roles people may take for granted.

These went to Lorraine Griffin-Wroe who spent the first 5 years of the clubs existence washing match kits and training bibs, to Jane Gaul who is the UK & overseas tournament co-ordinator and has also taken over the upkeep of the clubs website, www.ouwalkingfc.co.uk , to Amanda Foulds for all the work she has done in setting up and maintaining the clubs Downs Syndrome team, and finally to ex football league referee Dennis Hedges who gives up his Wednesday evenings to referee our training games.

For the awards themselves, for each of the clubs 7 teams there were 3 awards, these being the managers POTY, the managers most consistent POTY, and the players POTY. There was also the secretary’s cup and the chairman’s cup to round the evening off.

The recipients, in order of the presentations were,

Team Name Managers POTY Managers Most Consistent POTY Players POTY
Women’s Team Heidi Johansen-Berg Marisa Corbett Pat Aitken
Over 65’s Brian Kirk Dave Wilson Dave Wilson
Over 60’s B Dave Wilson Dave Jefferies Andy Beal
Over 60’s A Steve Bennett Vinnie Juggins Steve Bennett
Over 50’s C Steve [TP] Goss Simon Jaggs Simon Jaggs
Over 50’s B Jon Tweed Ben Colucci Steve Bennett
Over 50’s A Andy Chapman Terry Georgeson Paul Chambers

The secretary’s cup went to Paul Chambers, and the chairman’s award to Ken Wroe.

Congratulations to all the winners of the above awards and a big thank you to everyone who attended, and the committee for arranging the evening. You'll find a selection of photos from the night on our Gallery page - well worth a look!

Date for the diary: The clubs AGM will take place on the 9th  of February at the Masons Arms.

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As a mark of respect to the death of our Queen the TVWFL has cancelled the Over 50's League Fixtures this Sunday 11th September at Bisham. See announcement from Oxfordshire FA below.

Also our Committee has discussed this and it has been unanimously decided that tomorrow's session (Saturday 10th September) at the Oxford Academy will also be cancelled. Anyone who has paid by bank transfer will receive a credit for the next session they attend.

The Wednesday session at the Oxford Sports Park will definitely be on.

Her Majesty the Queen was a long-standing Patron of The Football Association and has left a lasting and indelible legacy on our national game.

As a mark of respect, following the passing of Her Majesty the Queen, English football has united to postpone all football fixtures between 9-11 September. This follows Government guidance, which encourages sporting organisations to show respect in an appropriate way.

The FA can confirm that all football fixtures across the Barclays Women’s Super League, Barclays Women’s Championship, the Vitality Women’s FA Cup, and the Isuzu FA Trophy, will be postponed this weekend. We can also confirm that all football fixtures across the National League System [NLS], Steps 1-6, including the Vanarama National Leagues, the Women’s Football Pyramid [WFP], Tiers 3-7, and matches across grassroots football in England will be postponed.

The Premier League and the EFL have all confirmed that their fixtures this weekend will be rescheduled for a later date.

All flags at Wembley Stadium and St. George’s Park will continue to fly at half-mast over the weekend.

Our thoughts remain with our president, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, and the whole of the Royal Family during this time.

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OVER 60'S WIN THE OXFORDSHIRE WALKING FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SHIELD

On Saturday 3rd September, at Oxford United's game with Burton Albion our Over 60's squad was presented with the Oxfordshire Walking Football League Championship Shield by ex Luton, Oxford, Stoke and Chelsea striker Mark Stein.

All the squad except Carlos who is out of the country were invited onto the pitch at halftime, and were joined by a couple of other members.

The league record was PL 20 W 15 D 5 L 0 F 34 A 7 PTS T0

Congratulations to all!

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Congratulations to the Lionesses!

A fantastic achievement by England Ladies on winning the Euro at Wembley! We hope this will encourage more ladies to take up football, we're always looking for new members, so please don't hesitate to send us a message (ladies 18+, men 50+). Our Walking Football is for everyone! www.Rainbowprint.uk

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