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NFL Weekends Official Sponsor of the Saints 2020 Season

The Oxford Saints are delighted to welcome NFL Weekends as their first sponsor for the 2020 season!

NFL Weekends provide packages for UK-based American football fans to experience the NFL first hand, for a memorable trip of football, entertainment, culture and discovery. They have two main offerings:

* Hosted group tours designed for guests to have an action packed weekend discovering a city whilst the Sunday is non-negotiable… game day! You will have Friday and Saturday as free to time to shape as you wish, feel free to take advantage of NFL Weekends’ variety of personal recommendations or simply set off exploring into the distance.

* Bespoke trips. If you have looked through their package options and they don’t quite fit with your dates, budget, travel aspirations or football allegiances, then not to worry – just let NFL Weekends know your wish list and they will get creative on your behalf. This can be for groups of mates, UK-based teams searching for an off-season trip, companies rewarding their best sellers or anything in-between.

They are a friendly and personal company with customer service at the very forefront of everything they do. From the initial enquiry all the way to the trip itself, where you will have a host on the ground, be assured that you will be looked after to the very highest standard, all done with a smile.

NFL Weekends will be sponsoring two Saints game days (10th May vs South Wales Warriors and 31st May vs Portsmouth Destroyers) and are about to announce a fresh set of trips to the USA, so keep an eye on their website!

www.nflweekends.com

“We are proud and excited to be partnering up with The Oxford Saints and hope for this to be the beginning of a long lasting relationship. As locals ourselves and extremely passionate about growing the sport of American Football in this country, we see this is a great fit. Good luck to the Saints for the season ahead!”

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Oxford Saints Recruiting Coaches for 2019-20 Season

The Oxford Saints are officially looking for new coaches for their 2019-20 campaign. We are currently revamping our entire structure so we welcome applications for all roles from Coordinators to coaching assistants.

We have a talented roster excited to embark on the road to victory and are seeking coaches that can help our players develop the skills to take their game to the next level!!

By joining the Saints you are becoming a part of one of the oldest American Football Clubs in the UK. Started in 1983, the Saints have a history of excellence and look to build going into the 2019-20 season!

High-level Competition
Top notch facilities
Experienced and Developing Players hungry to learn

We are looking for Coordinators, Positional Coaches, and Assistants across Offence, Defence, and Special Teams.

BAFCA Level 1 will be required for the season and we will happily assist any successful applicant to gain this should they need to.

Please message our Facebook page or email us at [email protected]

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Oxford Saints Recruiting for 2019-20 Season

The Oxford Saints have officially opened up recruitment for their 2019-20 season. After a huge win that cemented their place in Division 1 for the upcoming year, the Saints are looking to add new talent to take the competition by storm next season.

Interested in American Football and want to experience it first hand? Looking for a new challenge? Want to continue to develop after Uni ball? Experienced in the game and want to showcase your talents?

The Saints are looking for you!!

By joining the Saints you are becoming a part of one of the oldest American Football Clubs in the UK. Started in 1983, the Saints have a history of excellence and look to build going into the 2019-20 season!

High-level Competition
Quality Coaching
Top notch facilities

All are welcome to attend! Some of the Saints’ best players have had no previous experience but were developed into BALLERS by our quality coaching staff!

1st Session: October 20, 2019 @ Oxford Academy
2nd Session: November 24, 2019 @ Tisley Park
3rd Session: December 15, 2019 @ Tisley Park
Click HERE to Register

Don’t wait to get involved! Contact Us through our website or facebook and we will get you started on preparing for our open sessions!

www.oxfordsaints.com/contact
https://www.facebook.com/OxfordSaints/

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Saints Win Clutch Game for Division One Status

The Saints needed a victory and needed Berkshire Renegades to lose to Sussex. The Saints had a depleted squad due to a long hard season and faced a good Portsmouth team who had beaten them convincingly earlier in the year.

1st Quarter

Defensive team Captain Sam Stancombe gets a INT to stop the Dreadnoughts first drive.
Saints O capitalise with QB James Sharples finding Connor Day for the TD. Yash Romeo added the extra point. 7-0 Saints.
Saints D steps up again with another INT, this time by Antonio Sacco.

2nd Quarter

Saints D stops the Portsmouth Offence twice in the red-zone.
Romeo adds another 3 points with a 32yd field goal. 10-0 Saints.

3rd Quarter

Portsmouth start strong with a quick turnover and drive to score their first TD. 10-7 Saints.
Saints drive down the field and add Romeo bags another FG. 13-7 Saints.
Saints D holds again in the red-zone.

4th Quarter

Tony Glover, in his last game for the Saints, powers in for another TD. 2point conversion attempt no good. 19-7 Saints
Saints D force another turnover on downs.
Portsmouth QB makes a long pass for a TD. XP no good. 19-13 Saints. 4mins left.
Saints drive down the field and Romeo kicks a 40yd field goal to add another 3 points to make it 22-13 to the Saints with less than a minute to go.
Portsmouth can’t score before the final whistle.

Final score: Saints 22-13 Dreadnoughts!

Berkshire Renegades lose 48-12 to Sussex.

Saints finish 2 & 8 and avoid relegation on the last weekend of the regular season.

ST MVP: Yash Romeo
Defence MVP: Dean Bryan
Offence MVPs: Stuey Cribbs & Karl Friston
Team MVP: Tony Glover

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Crossfit Bicester sponsor Saints RB Josie White

Oxford Saints running back, Josie White, has officially received a player sponsorship from Crossfit Bicester.

Josie has been a member of the Oxford Saints Women’s team since 2016 when she decided to make the switch from rugby. She not only has been a staple in the running back position but was one of the founding members of the women’s squad.

Josie trains at Crossfit Bicester 6-7 times a week alongside football and states the she has “noticed a dramatic increase in strength, endurance, and mobility since joining the box.”

The owners of Crossfit Bicester, Josh and Martha, focus their programming on creating all-round athletes. They not only train crossfit specific athletes but also create programs for everything from ultra marathon runners to rugby players. The key to their success is focusing on adapting to the individual needs of an athlete’s given sport and finding the most effective method to enhance their skills and improve upon their weaknesses. Their versatility also translates to effective rehabilitation, “They were invaluable during my recovery from injury earlier in the year and were able to create an effective rehab routine that allowed for a rapid return to the pitch,” stated Josie.

The Oxford Saints Women’s team now all train at Crossfit Bicester and look to put those skills to the test in their upcoming season. In addition to the upcoming Saints season, Josie has been selected alongside fellow teammate, Monica Lewinska, to represent her country when Great Britain takes to the pitch in the 2019 Women’s IFAF European Championship finals.

If you are interested in joining the Oxford Saints Women’s squad or Crossfit Bicester please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

https://www.facebook.com/oxfordsaintswomen/
http://crossfitbicester.co.uk/

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Saints Back to Winning Ways | Game Summary

Date: May 12th, 2019
Location: Bulmershe Court, Reading
Final Score: Oxford 24 – 12 Berkshire

The Oxford Saints secured their first win of the 2019 campaign with a hard fought victory away to the Berkshire Renegades.

Oxford set the tone early with an important interception by DB Michael Bird to stop Berkshire’s first drive and give the Saints good field position. From there James Sharples, returning to the starting QB position after missing the first two games, found WR Chris Daniels in the end zone to put the Saints 7-0 ahead.

Berkshire soon struck back however the Saints special teams unit blocked the extra point attempt which meant that Oxford retained a 7-6 advantage at the half.

Both defences held strong for a few drive in the 3rd quarter until team captain Sam Stancombe intercepted a pass front eh Berkshire QB and ran it in for a TD giving the Saints a 14-6 lead. Berkshire again stuck back with a few long passes which got them within two however once an again the Saints defence held on to stop them converting keeping the score to 14-12 in Saints favour.

From there the Saints defence took control with some great run defence as well as multiple interceptions to keep Berkshire’s offence off the field. Saints offence took advantage of the defence’s efforts with Tony Glover running in for a TD to make the score 21-12. Kicker Charlie Hill capped off a solid day with an impressive 34 yard FG to make the final score Saints 24 Berkshire 12.

Next up for the Saints is a home game against league leaders the Hertfordshire Cheetahs at Tilsley Park, Abingdon on the 26th May.

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