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Oxford Youth Ambition - Sport

Joint funded by Oxford City Council and Sport England, the Youth Ambition Sports programme aims to encourage young people to:

  • take part in sport and physical activity on their doorsteps,
  • improve their health and well-being,
  • achieve better life chances by accessing positive exit routes such as joining a sports club, becoming a leisure centre member or accessing learning, training and employment opportunities.

This programme forms part of the wider Oxford Youth Ambition Programme. The Youth Ambition Strategy is available to read below.

PDF icon Youth Ambition Strategy 2013-17 (PDF)


Timetable of Youth Ambition Sports Sessions

PDF icon Youth Ambition Sports Sessions (PDF)

If you are aged 14-21 and would like to take part in sporting activities in your local community then please refer to our timetable of multi-sport sessions.


Case Studies

PDF icon Oxford Youth Ambition - Community Sport Leader training (PDF)
PDF icon Oxford Youth Ambition - Olympic Park Visit 2015 Case Study (PDF)
PDF icon Oxford Youth Ambition - This Girl Can! These Girls Can! (PDF)


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Find out things to do at your fingertips!

Are you a young person in the city looking for something to do in your spare time? If the answer is 'YES' download the free Bungee* app on your phone (found on the app store).

The app lists all activities taking place for young people in the city and is super-duper smart, letting you know what’s happening right on your doorstep! The app is free to download so get downloading today - there's no excuse.

*Bungee is a free to use location based activities app for young people across Oxfordshire.

The app has been designed, developed, tested and presented by young people so that Bungee works the way they want it to - two clicks and you've got what you need!

Everyone can use Bungee; from bored teenagers through to parents looking for something to do with the kids, Bungee has something to offer. There are over 2000 individual and unique activities on Bungee advertising one-off fun days through to all year round drama clubs. We estimate that Bungee offers Oxfordshire over 40,000 activity events over the course of a year, so there is always lots to do on any given day.


Youth Ambition Sports Session Videos

Have a look at the videos below to find out more about what the Youth Ambition Sports Sessions are all about. Thanks to Film Oxford for providing the video clips.

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Collect bounts reward points

Not only can you have tonnes of free fun at the Youth Ambition Sports sessions, but you can also be rewarded for being involved.

By turning up at the sessions you will earn Bounts reward points.

Bounts rewards individuals for their attendance at sessions, therefore the more sessions you attend the more points you will earn. Points can be redeemed against a wide range of items including Love2shop gift vouchers, days out and much more!

Bounts is simple and easy to use and a fun way to inspire you to get more active. It's as easy as 1,2,3:

1. Attend your first session and get a free key tag from the session instructor - remember to have it scanned at your first session!
2. Register your key tag when you get home on the Bounts website
3. Remember to take your key tag to every session you attend, get it scanned and watch your points tot up.

If you are aged 14 and under and are looking for sports or other activities to get stuck in to take a look at our Youth Zone page. If you are aged 16+ take a look at the activities offered through the GO Active and Active Women projects.


Friday Night Takeover Round-upTable tennis match

The Youth Ambition Sports programme was officially launched in December 2013 with the Friday Night Takeover.

To launch the Youth Ambition Sports programme (jointly funded by Sport England), Oxford City Council's Sports Development team hosted a free and fun event for young people aged 14 to 21 in Oxford at the former Royal Mail Warehouse.

In addition to letting young people know about the opportunities available through the Youth Ambition programme, the event offered a range of activities including, basketball, street dance, dodgeball, inflatable volleyball, skateboarding, table tennis, a roller disco, DJ and more! There was also an opportunity to engage with young people with our very own Big Brother style diary room hosted by Film Oxford and an interactive graffiti wall.

Almost 400 young people from four city secondary schools attended the event earlier in the day to take part in a sports tournament. From 4.30pm we then opened up the doors for all young people in Oxford to enjoy getting active for free!

Take a look at the Oxford Mail article covering this event.

friday night takeover chatback 1 from Film Oxford on Vimeo.

Contact Us

For more information on these sessions please contact:

Youth Ambition on 01865 252491 or email youthambition@oxford.gov.uk.

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Page last updated 11 December 2014


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