End of sessions, and a Merry Christmas to all!

KEEN’s sessions have now finished for the Christmas break.  Thanks to everyone who has come along and taken part in KEEN Teens, GrEAT, Zig-Zag and AllSorts over the last eight weeks – it’s been absolutely brilliant! Photos from this term’s sessions will be up very soon so please do check back soon, here’s a little taster of what’s to come!

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Our sessions will return in the week commencing the 19th January and I’ll be in touch before then with more details.

I hope everyone has a very merry Christmas, and a fantastic New Year!

Best wishes,



Grow Your Tenner is back!

Local Giving’s Grow Your Tenner campaign is back! KEEN relies on the generous support of it’s donors, and there’s never been a better time to donate. Local Giving are now doubling donations of up to £10! At no further expense to you:

  • Your £10 donation could grow to £22.50! (with Gift Aid)
  • By setting up a monthly direct debit of £10 for six months, your donation could grow to £135! (with Gift Aid)

Donating is simple. Just visit and click on “Donate Now” for one off donations or “Pay Monthly” for new regular donations. Choose the amount you’d like to donate and proceed to payment by debit card, standing order or Paypal. Donations made after the 14th October will automatically be doubled. Thank you!

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Vote for KEEN in the Lloyds Community Fund!


Here at KEEN, we’re delighted to have been short-listed for the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014! There’s up to £3000 available for the community group that receives the most public votes, so we need you (and everyone you know!) to vote for us!  Voting can be done online, by text, Twitter or in a Lloyds branch.

To vote online, please visit our Community Fund profile and click on the “Vote for Us” button and fill in your email address. You’ll then be sent an email with a link – click on this to confirm your vote.

To vote by text, please send “VOTE PJY” to 61119.

To vote by Twitter, simply tweet with “‪#‎CommFund‬ PJY” included in your message. Ask your followers to retweet as this will count too!

Voting can also be done at the Lloyds branches opposite Carfax Tower and in Summertown. Simply ask for a token from the Enquiry desk, and place it in the KEEN Oxford box.

You can cast your vote once via EACH of the four voting methods. You don’t need to be a Lloyds banking customer to vote, so please ask your friends and family to vote too! Any funding we receive will go towards the running of sporting activities for children with special needs.

What a year!

The KEEN office is now closed until 1st September, when 2014-15 coordinator Callum Campbell takes the reins! If you have any queries, please send them by e-mail and Callum will get back to you once he’s settled in.

KEEN sessions have finished until October, after three fun-packed terms of sessions! Thank you to everybody who has made the year a success. Our annual review for 2013-14 is out – click the cover image below to begin reading.

Springing back into action

KEEN activities started again on 28th April. Our spring/summer term will be a fun-packed 8 weeks, especially with the famous KEEN treasure hunt (theme to be decided next week) in University Parks and the massive end-of-year celebration that is the KEEN Olympics!

I’d like to remind parents of athletes that some sessions have changed their day and time this week, with KEEN Teens running on Mondays 18:00-19:20 followed by GrEAT 19:40-21:30, and Zig-Zag running on Thursdays 17:15-18:15. Our new transport policy is also now in effect – for more information on this please refer to the letter you received from our chair of trustees dated 3rd March 2014, or to KEEN’s full policies document.

As AllSorts is now held outside, there is a risk that it may be affected by the weather. If your athlete goes to AllSorts, please check your e-mail and the front page of the KEEN website before travelling to New College Sports Ground each week!

I’m looking forward to a great term! Do get in touch with me at if you have any KEEN-related questions.


PS. If you’re looking for a reminder of everything we got up last term, why not check out this review?

Thanks to Tom Baker for running our KEEN+ golf session


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