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Community Sport

Timetable of activities to help young people get active in Oxford

PDF icon Youth Ambition Sports Sessions (PDF)


Oxford United Free Football - starting 11 August 2014 for 10 weeks

  • 15-21 year olds
  • Free for all
  • All sessions are 6pm-8pm


  • Monday - Cutteslowe, Sunnymead park, Wren Road, OX2 7SX
  • Tuesday - Barton, Community Centre, Fetti Place Rec, Bayswater Road, OX3 9NZ
  • Wednesday - Rose Hill Recreation Ground, Ashurst Way, OX4 4RF
  • Thursday - Blackbird Leys, Fry’s Hill Park, behind the OUFC Stadium, OX4 7WU
  • Friday - Wood Farm, Nuffield Road Park, behind Forresters Tower, OX3 8QA

Delivered in partnership with our Youth Ambition Programme.

More information on the Oxford United website.

Sessions poster

PDF icon Oxford united Youth Ambition Sports Sessions Poster (PDF)


Barton Multi-Sport session in partnership with Barton Senior Youth Club

What: basketball, football, athletics, dodgeball and more!
Age: 14 to 21 year olds
Day: Thursdays
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Where: Barton Neighbourhood Centre
Cost: FREE

Girls Night Out in Barton

What: Dance, netball, boxercise, trips to Barton Leisure Centre and more!
Age: 14 to 25 year olds (girls only)
Day: Fridays
Time: 6.30 - 8.30pm
Where: Barton Neighbourhood Centre
Cost: Free (but donations welcome)

Blackbird Leys Multi-Sport session

What: basketball, football, athletics, dodgeball fitness sessions and more!
Age: 14 to 21 year olds
Day: Fridays
Time: 7-9pm
Where: Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre
Cost: FREE

CDI Dance session

What: Body Politic, Zumba and much more!Age: 14 - 21 year olds
Day: Comming soon
Where: Blackbird Leys Community Centre
Cost: FREE

Football and Multi Sport with Global Sports Centre

What: Enjoy a kick about to music with your mates in a relaxed environment
Age: 14 - 21
Day: Starts Saturday 13 September 2014
Time: 11am - 1pm
Where: Oxford Academy
Cost: £3 for 1st hour and £5 for 2

Cutteslowe Multi-Sport Session

Age: 14 to 21 year olds
Day: Fridays
Time: 7pm - 9pm (moving to 5pm - 7pm on 3 October 2014)
Where: Cutteslowe Skate Park & Sports Cage
(Wren Road, next to Community Centre)
Cost: FREE

Rose Hill Multi-Sport session

What: basketball, football, athletics, Dodgeball, fitness sessions and more!
Age: 14 - 21
Day: Thursdays
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Where: Rose Hill Recreation Ground
Cost: FREE

Wolvercote Young People's Club Multi Sport

What: football, basketball, athletics, dodgeball, and much more! 
Age: 12 - 21 year olds
Day: Tuesday
Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Where: Wolvercote Young People's Club (pick up available from Cutteslowe Community Centre)

Wood Farm Multi-Sport session

What: football, basketball, dodgeball & more.
Age: 15 to 21 year olds
Day: Thursdays
Time: 5 - 7pm
Where: Multi use Game Area (Cage behind the shops)
Cost: FREE

Learn to Skateboard with the Oxford Wheels Project

What: Learn flicks and tricks and be a skating pro in no time! You can also enjoy music, food and chill with your mates.
Age: 14 to 25 year olds (girls welcome)
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Where: Meadow Lane Skate Park
Cost: FREE (but donations welcome)

For more information visit the Oxford Wheels Project website.


Inspired Young People Multi Sport Sessions

What: football, basketball, cricket, volleyball & more.
Age: 15 to 21 year olds
Day: Monday to Friday
Time: 5 - 7pm
Where: Sports Cages in Wood Farm, Blackbird Leys, Rose Hill, Barton, Cutteslowe
Cost: FREE

PDF icon Inspired Young People Project Activities - Summer 2014 (PDF)


Youth Ambition Sports Session Videos

Have a look at the videos below to find out more about what these sessions are all about. Thanks to Film Oxford for providing the video clips.

Bounts logo

Collect bounts reward points

Not only can you have tonnes of free fun at these 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 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

To launch the community sport element of the Youth Ambition 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, which is the new home to Oxford Hoops Basketball Club.

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.

If your aged from 15 to 21 and want to continue getting active and having fun then check out the range of multi-sports sessions we have on offer below.


friday night takeover chatback 1 from Film Oxford on Vimeo.

Football match

Oxford City Council receives almost £140,00 lottery investment to give local sport a boost

Oxford City Council is set to help more local people get into sport thanks to £139,509 of National Lottery funding from Sport England's Community Sport Activation Fund.

Oxford City Council is among 32 projects to receive a share of £5.1 million of funding to support grassroots sport activity across the country and build a lasting legacy from last year's successful Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The project will offer young people from Blackbird Leys, Barton, Cutteslowe, Rose Hill and Wood Farm, aged 15 - 21 the opportunity to get involved in multi-sport sessions right on their doorsteps. The sports delivered will be shaped by what the 'young people' want, with an overall goal of developing a sporting pathway that helps ensure that each individual is inspired to adopt a sporting habit for life.

To further inspire young people to get involved, Oxford City Council has partnered up with Bounts to offer an exciting incentive scheme. Every session the young people attend will earn them points, which can be redeemed against a number of rewards including high-street shopping vouchers, days out and much more!

The project will look to work closely with a variety of partners including the Community Association’s within the areas of delivery and Fusion Lifestyle who operate the Council's leisure centres.

This project is part of Oxford City Council's wider Youth Ambition programme to improve the life chances of young people. Please see our youth ambition strategy below:

PDF icon Youth Ambition Strategy 2013-17 (PDF) 



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 8 September 2014


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