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Welcome to Bure Park Juniors Under 15 web-page. Thank you for visiting.

posted 31 Aug 2018, 07:55 by Sangita Skilling   [ updated 2 Sept 2018, 06:22 by Graham Keeble ]

The team was put together for the 2017 – 18 season in the Under 14 age group.  The core of the team goes back to 2008 when the current manager created an Under 5 team when the fledgling Bure Park Juniors club had just three age groups – Under 5, Under 6 and Under 7.  In the summer of 2017 many of the former Bure Park players found themselves facing the 2017 – 2018 season without a team as the clubs that they had moved to had folded, whilst others found themselves side-lined by their teams in favour of other players coming into the teams.

This presented an opportunity for the Manager, Ian Groves and coaches Justin Gardner and Adam Morris to put together a team of players that had played together in the early days of Bure Park, in teams that they had moved to and in their school teams.  These players were complimented by other boys in the same situation – the prospect of no grass roots football for the 2017 -2018 season.

The Under 15 squad consists of players from Bicester and the surrounding villages – so it is very much a “community team”.  We train on a Tuesday evening at Pingle Field and move to the flood-lit 4G pitch at Whitelands Farm over the winter period.  We were very lucky to be welcomed by Bure Park Juniors to re-join the club and fill the gap in the Under 15 age group.  The club has a fantastic infrastructure and gives great support from registration of the team and players, to providing first class training facilities, managing subscription funds and provision of match kit and equipment.

We have an “inclusive” policy such that all players are guaranteed a minimum 50% match play time.  This ensures that all players contribute to the success of the team, whilst giving the coaches the flexibility to optimise team selection and tactics around the circumstances of each match and driven by a desire to win.

We play in the Oxford Mail Youth Football League (OMYFL) and have won promotion from Division C to Division B for the coming 2018 – 2019 season.