An overview of our work in Oxford

The High Sheriff Social Inclusion programme in Oxford, utilises the power of sport to create positive youth development pathways for the most hard to reach and vulnerable young people.


Our Success

Launched in 2014 in collaboration with Sport England, the (then) High Sheriff Tony Stratton and Oxford City Council, the programme has engaged over 3000 participants so far. At year end 2018, 43% of the recorded participants were female, 37% were disabled and 34% were from BME groups.


The unique partnerships developed between us, the High Sheriff, local businesses and Oxford City Council has helped to achieve the following outcomes:

  • GROWTH - allowing young people in disadvantaged areas to benefit from access to high quality community sport
  • SUSTAINABILITY - ensure Access Sport continues to operate within Oxford and the sports clubs continue to thrive within the priority neighbourhoods
  • YOUTH DEVELOPMENT - developing a route for young people to acquire skills and abilities for a successful future 
  • INCLUSION - engaging more inactive groups including women and girls, disabled people and black and minority ethnic groups

In 2017 the programme won the Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity Award for Sports Development Project of the Year. 


Looking Forward

Now in Phase three we intend to engage 2500 new participants , create new coaches, unearth new volunteers and provide access to training and qualifications. We will be working with 15 new clubs in order to deliver this.

Here's a snapshots of our current group of partner clubs.

Read about Rosie's experience as a club volunteer here


You can also download our club booklet for details of sports sessions in Oxford.

Our Quarterly Newsletter

Provides highlights of our latest activity in the city and events to look out for. You can read our Winter 2019-20 Edition here. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an edition! 


Upcoming Events



THE SQUAD FOUNDATION - ALL ABILITY TRIATHLON CLUB

Learn to swim, run and cycle with the help of a British Triathlon Level 2 coach.  Open to anyone age 16+ . 

You don't need to have tried Triathlon before or have your own equipment, you just need to be wiling to give it a go. The Squad Foundation's motto is "Everybody deserves the chance to be somebody". 

DATES Launches with Run Club Wednesday 15th April  [Swim & Bike to be confirmed]
TIME 7pm 
LOCATION Meet at Costa Coffee, Horspath Driftway, Cowley, Oxford OX3 7JN
COST FIRST SESSION FREE
CONTACT Darren Davies  / 07508 864 195 / [email protected]
FAQS

Coaching and Equipment provide. Please wear comfortable sports clothing. 

Twitter - @thesquadfounda1

EASTER FAMILY INCLUSIVE ATHLETICS AND RACE RUNNING SESSION

Join Oxford City Athletics Club, Access Sport, KEEN & Cerebral Palsy Sport. Open to all-ages and all abilities.  

DATE Thursday 16 April
TIME 10:00am - 1:00pm Stay as little or as long as you like
LOCATION Horspath Athletics Track, Horspath Road, OX4 2RR
COST FREE
CONTACT [email protected] / [email protected] / 07917 753937
FAQS Free parking on site . RaceRunning frames provided. Coaching provided. Participants will be able to try track and field events and take part in fun games. 
WEEKLY INCLUSIVE ATHLETICS SESSIONS

After the success of April's taster day, Oxford City Athletics Club are launching weekly disability inclusive athletics sessions for under 18s. Family and friends are more than welcome to join in as well. 

DATES Launches 8 January and then every Wednesday following
TIME 18:00 - 20:00 drop in sessions
LOCATION Horspath Athletics Track, Horspath Road, OX4 2RR
COST £1
CONTACT [email protected] / [email protected] / 07917 753937
FAQS https://oxfordcityac.com/ Free parking on site 


Photos from our work in Oxford:

Oxford Collection


If you would like to learn more about our work in Oxfordshire or are interested in visiting a club please feel free to get in touch.
Contact Hayley for more information:
[email protected]

Or click the map to find a club in your area:





Special thanks to the supporters of our work in Oxfordshire: