Oxford Uni Waterpolo

Oxford Uni Waterpolo

Our work with the community

KEEN sessions are great - they are lots of fun and everyone involved really enjoys them. However, what will really make the difference in our journey towards an inclusive society is getting lots of the local Oxford sports clubs on board and involved in the movement.

Therefore, we are partnering with a number of sports teams from across the Oxford area, supporting them in their efforts to become more inclusive. It’s been a big success so far, and we’re looking forward to seeing these partnerships develop over the next year and beyond.

There’s lots of opportunities to get involved with these really exciting projects, both as a volunteer and as a participant. Read on to find out more! The map gives an overview of all of our partner clubs, and their location within the Oxford area. Below that is a list of specific opportunities that some of our current partner clubs are currently recruiting for (both participants and volunteers).

If you want to get involved, at any of the clubs listed on the map, or have any questions about the specific opportunities below, please don’t hesitate to drop Dylan, our Sports Partner manager, a message at dylan@keenoxford.org.

 

Our sports partners

We are incredibly proud of our partner clubs, and the work they are doing in making Oxford a more inclusive place. The more inclusive sporting opportunities the better, and we are trying to impact all communities in Oxford, in particular by working with clubs from all regions of Oxford (as you can see from the annotated map below. These clubs are making active steps towards becoming more inclusive, and if you want to get involved, or just find out more about them, please contact us! (via emailing Dylan at dylan@keenoxford.org)

 
Oxford City District Map

Oxford City District Map

Sports Partner Key

  1. Pegasus Badminton Club

  2. Summertown Ladies Netball Club

  3. Oxford Shooting Stars Ice Hockey

  4. Cherwell Gymnastics Club

  5. Falcon Rowing and Canoeing Club

  6. Oxford Community Table Tennis Club

  7. Oxford and District Indoor Bowls Club

  8. Summertown Stars AFC

  9. Oxford Cavaliers Rugby Club

  10. Oxford United Football Club

  11. Oxford City Athletics Club

  12. Oxford Rugby Club

  13. Oxford Swans Swimming Club

  14. The Dance Hub (all across Oxford)

  15. Yoga Quota (all across Oxford)

 
Oxford Hoops

Oxford Hoops

Oxford City Athletics club

Oxford’s oldest athletics club will be running fully inclusive athletics sessions every Wednesday night (6:30pm), starting on November 6th. A fun athletics club with athletics for all at the heart of their DNA. For more information, contact dylan@keenoxford.org.

Falcons rowing and canoeing club

One of our longest partnerships! Falcons are looking for participants to join them at their inclusive indoor pool taster sessions, held at Oxford Brookes, Harcourt Hill. Contact dylan@keenoxford.org for dates and to get booked on - promises to be really exciting. If you are interested in giving rowing or canoeing a go, and joining a welcoming and friendly club, this is for you! All ages encouraged.

Oxford Rugby Club

ORC are running fully inclusive rugby sessions most Sunday mornings, from 10:30 until 12. All ages welcome. Come on down, learn some new skills and make new friends. For more information (dates, contact Dylan (dylan@keenoxford.org).

Summertown Stars FC Cerebral palsy

Summertown Stars FC are running inclusive sessions for those with cerebral palsy every other Sunday, at 10am. Come and join one of Oxford’s biggest and friendliest football clubs! Soon to have KEEN’s very own Stephen Clark as a qualified Level 1 Coach helping to run the sessions.

Oxford University Football

Oxford University Football

Oxford Community Table Tennis Club

Oxford Community Table Tennis Club

Oxford swans swimming club

Oxford Swans are an inclusive swimming club aimed at people with additional needs. They are looking for:

Volunteers to help out at their Saturday morning sessions (10am-12, Ferry Leisure Centre). Training and mentoring all provided, come along and help out!

Participants for their Tuesday evening sessions (6-7pm, Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre). Lots of fun, friends and swimming!

For more information, contact Dylan or the Swans directly at oxfordswans@gmail.com

Watch this space…

Plenty of new exciting opportunities are in progress, and we are constantly on the look out for new partnerships. If you want to get in touch to discuss how your club can become more inclusive, or if you are a participant looking to play a sport not currently advertised, or a volunteer who wants to know more, please get in touch! Contact Dylan at dylan@keenoxford.org.

Oxford Community table tennis club

Are looking for participants!! Come down on a Tuesday morning, Tuesday evening, or Thursday morning for a relaxed hit, meet some great people and have fun. Contact Dylan for more info and to put in touch with members of the club.

Yoga quota

A firm favourite at KEEN sessions. Yoga quota are an inclusive yoga charity, and do lots of great work within the community. If you are interested in yoga, or just want to give it a go, yoga quota will be super welcoming and accommodating.

Falcon Rowing and Canoeing Club

Falcon Rowing and Canoeing Club

wesbite pic.jpg

Collaboration with charities in the community

There are lots of great organisations in Oxford, all working towards improving inclusion within our community. We feel it is absolutely crucial for us all to work together to share resources and ideas - and together we can make more of a difference!

Read on to find out more about some of the charities we are partnering with, and how you can take advantage of all our partner charities.

content_Gig_buddies_logo1.jpg

Gig Buddies are a branch organisation of My Life My Choice, in partnership with three other Restore, Age UK Oxfordshire, and Aspire.

Participants are matched with a volunteer buddy, and both attend the same ‘gig’ together. This ‘gig’ can be anything (including the KEEN sessions or KEEN Sports Partner Club opportunities listed above!), from music concerts to the gym.

If you are interested in having a buddy to help you access and travel to opportunities you are interested in, or acting as a volunteer buddy, please get in contact with either Dylan at KEEN, or Yazz at Gig Buddies (contact yazz@mylifemychoice.org.uk).