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 Autumn 2019 Edition here. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an edition! 

Upcoming Events


Flyerz Hockey is a pan-disability adapted form of hockey. Learning disabilities, physical disabilities, sensory impairments and hidden disabilities are all facilitated through drills, equipment and environment. Oxford sessions will run bi-monthly for students and residents of Oxfordshire who are over 18. Family and friends are more than welcome to join in as well.

DATES  22 November | 6 December || 31 Jan 2020 | 14 Feb | 28 Feb | 13 Mar
TIME 18:00 - 19:30
LOCATION Acer Nethercott Sports Hall, Oxford University Sports Centre, Iffley Road, OX4 1EQ
CONTACT [email protected] / 07917 753937

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
CONTACT [email protected] / [email protected] / 07917 753937
FAQS 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: