Sport & Leisure

Sign up for the Charity Football League

By John Charlton

The Charity Football League is now open for new players and teams to join and enjoy the beautiful game.

Since 2012, the Charity Football League has been offering players in Oxford the opportunity to develop their competitive football skills, enhance their fitness and enjoy the team spirit.

The League offers a friendly and competitive atmosphere and is set up to accommodate individuals or groups looking to join an existing team, as well as offering places to ready formed teams.

Uniquely 100% of the profits generated from the League go to Jacari, a 55-year old charity which supports children in Oxford who don’t speak English as their first language. Despite the affluence which many people associate with the city of Oxford, there are great pockets of deprivation. Oxford has large numbers of children who struggle to learn, speak and understand English, hindering their integration into school and society. Jacari helps to solve this by matching up these children with our personal private tutors. The tutors are volunteers recruited from the universities in Oxford, who visit the children in their homes once a week to teach English.

The Charity Football League has raised nearly £50,000 for Jacari since starting in 2012 and continues to support the charity.

The new league will be starting at Iffley Road sports ground in April. For further details go to