Football in Oakley, Bedfordshire has been thriving since the 1972/73 season. We started as a small village team with a big heart.
The heart of AFC Oakley is as big now as it ever was. The club is even bigger than anyone could have imagined. We have teams from Under 6s right through to one of the best Adult teams in the region. We currently have over 300 players of all ages registered at the club.
Our aim is to create an outstanding footballing environment for all players and coaches to maximise their potential.
Our core values are;
- Have fun
- Respect each other
- Develop your skills
- Do your best
AFC Oakley are recognised by the FA as a charter standard club.
The FA Charter Standard programme is an award which recognises and rewards high quality levels of provision in club and league football. The Charter Standard mark is awarded to clubs that are well run, sustainable, which place child protection, quality coaching and safety paramount.
The best way to develop players is to develop coaches. We have several coaches undertaking their FA level 2 award and also have a coaching mentor who supports the club on behalf of the FA. It is our aspiration that we will ultimately have UEFA qualified coaches at the club.
If you are interested in volunteering with AFC Oakley please do get in touch.
As we approach our 45th anniversary in the 2017/18 season the club is thriving and all are welcome.
David Boddington – AFC Oakley Chairman