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Football Group


The Refugee Resource Football Group

We are pleased to announce that after a successful 8 week trial our men's Football Group is up and running. It is run in partnership with Asylum Welcome and Oxford United in the Community.

The group is aimed at refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrant young men in Oxford and Oxfordshire who are finding it difficult to access appropriate mainstream services because of economic, language, cultural or health barriers, including PTSD, anxiety and depression caused by their experiences of conflict and complex trauma. The group aims to reduce isolation, raise self-esteem and empower its members whilst enabling healing and connections.

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The Refugee Resource Mentoring Programme

Sessions are run on a weekly basis for an hour and half at a local school's astro-turf pitch. This is a secure location where the young people feel safe to enjoy themselves. The sessions will be delivered by an experienced coach from a local football charity supported by the group leader - Refugee Resource’s mentoring and volunteering coordinator who has extensive experience of playing football as well as working with socially excluded groups of young men.

The football group is specialist and therapeutic in nature, a highly experienced RR counsellor provides clinical support in the form of group observation as well as a reflective practice space for the group leader. 15-25 young men (aged 20 and under) have been recruited from amongst RR and Asylum Welcome (their sister charity) clients. A small number of 'older’ young men in their twenties will also be recruited to volunteer and to be trained up as sports leaders and potentially coaches. Once young men are ready to move on they can be progressed into the Diversity League or one of the local migrant football groups.

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Call: 01865 403280    |     Email:

To relieve distress, improve well-being and facilitate the integration of refugees and asylum seekers in Oxfordshire, by providing psychological, social and practical support.

Contact us

For more information about Refugee Resource:

Accessing our services​

Referral form (by organisation) 


Referral form (by individual)

Volunteer form


Bursary form​ 


If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact OSCB, if about a child, and OSAB, if about an adult.

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