Women’s football is a thriving sport at Oxford University. Oxford University Women’s Association Football Club (OUWAFC) has two teams: the first team, the Blues, and the second team, the Furies. OUWAFC boasts players of all levels of experience, from players with international experience to players who had never played before coming to university.
Both teams compete in BUCS leagues throughout Michaelmas and Hilary terms. The Blues had a very successful 2014-15 season, winning their Midlands 1A league without losing a single game. They reached the play-offs for the chance to play in the Premier South league: the highest tier of university women’s football in the country. They also had a highly impressive run to the final of the Women’s Football Trophy cup competition. Unfortunately, the team’s first loss in 52 weeks stopped them from claiming more silverware. The Furies also had a solid season, maintaining their position in Midlands 3A. Their season highlights included a convincing 7-3 victory over local rivals Oxford Brookes 2nds.
OUWAFC competes in the eagerly contested Varsity Match against Cambridge every year, with the Blues facing the Cambridge Blues, and the Furies going head to head against the Cambridge Eagles. This year saw the biggest ever win in a Blues Varsity Match as the Oxford Blues thrashed their rivals 7-1. Furies were unlucky in their match and suffered an undeserved loss.
The club also has regular tours abroad. This year saw players travel to Madrid where they competed in and won a tournament hosted by local club Atlético Cañada. A future tour to Barcelona is being planned.
We are always looking for new players to join our squads and would love to have you along so please get in touch. If any Freshers have questions about women’s football at Oxford or are even just looking to join in next year, we’d love to hear from you. With 2-3 training sessions and a match every week, playing university football can be intense but is also incredibly rewarding. There is a great team spirit within the club and it’s not all work, with a weekly social on Wednesdays too.