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Grove Challengers F.C. was founded in 1971 by Ruth O'Hanlon and is passionate about delivering grassroots football to boys and girls from rising stars (aged 5-6) through to age 17.  We are a Charter Standard Football Club, and supporters of the of the FA respect campaign.  Our teams play in the Oxford Youth Football League (OYFL).


Important information from Grove Challengers F.C.

New Club Shop!

We are delighted to share with you the opening of our new club shop.  Exclusive items produced in conjunction with Pendle Sportswear are available following the link below.  All can be embroidered with our club logo and personalised with initials as required.


Play Safe Weekend - 30th Sept / 1st October

At the end of this month, English football at every level will unite to promote Play Safe – a national campaign to focus attention of the vital importance of safeguarding in our national game.

Led by The Football Association, the Play Safe campaign is endorsed by the NSPCC and supported by every level of the game, including the Premier League, EFL, Barclays Women’s Super League and Barclays Women’s Championship, and right across the grassroots game. 


We are proud to be supporting Play Safe 

Congratulations to GCFC U13 Black - League Winners!!

Congratulations to Grove Challengers U13 Black who enjoyed a day out at Oxford City to celebrate winning the Autumn D league in the OYFL.

The team led by Matt Turner and Alex Lynch, achieved this by winning every game in their division against the other 7 teams.

Congratulations boys!!

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"A Positive Aim"
The simple aim of the Club is the “Long Term Development” of your child. To carry out this aim the Club is committed to providing a safe and friendly environment for young people to develop their techniques and skills in order to enjoy and play football.

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