Thames Valley Inclusive College League
Disability football throughout your studies
Disability football opportunities throughout your studies!
The Thames Valley Inclusive College League (TVICL) is a new football league for players with disabilities currently enrolled in Further Education (FE) or Higher Education (HE) institutions. The TVICL provides a fun but competitive experience for disabled players to continue playing football throughout their studies.
For the 2019/20 season the TVICL will run five central venue fixtures where colleges across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire will complete. The league is designed to be a fun and enjoyable experience for players. Social interaction between students is as big a part of the league as the games themselves.
For more information about the league, please contact Jonathan Coles via the details listed below.
Does your college want to become part of the Thames Valley Inclusive College League? Not a problem! Colleges can enter the league at any point in the season. Please contact Jonathan Coles via Development@Berks-BucksFA.com or call 01235 558451
Frequently asked questions about the TVICL for all interested FE/HE institutions
The Thames Valley Inclusive College League is a new disability football league for FE/HE institutions.
Any student enrolled in a Further Education or Higher Education College, University or School. Players must have a disability or enrolled into a foundation learning course. All players must be aged 16+.
All fixtures are played in a central venue. All games are 5v5. Game times can vary dependant of the number of participating teams. All teams travel to one site and play multiple games at each league event. This removes the need for colleges to organise their own games and to travel every week for fixtures.
There are five central venue fixtures per season. Teams play multiple games at each event. The dates for the 2019/20 season are:
- Wednesday 16th October
- Wednesday 13th November
- Wednesday 12th February
- Wednesday 11th March
- Wednesday 20th May
For the 2018/19 season all events will be held at The Oxford Academy, Sandy Lane West, Littlemore, Oxford, OX4 6JZ.
No. Until the end of the 2020/21 season, Berks & Bucks FA and Oxfrodshire FA are committed to provide the funding to establish this league. This will include affiliation, public liability and personal accident insurance for all teams.
Yes. Teams can enter the league at any point throughout the season. Whilst you may not win the league if you enter at a later stage, your college will still be able to enjoy every event they do enter.
Yes. The location of the event will be best suited to FE/HE institutions located in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. However we are happy for FE/HE institutions from other counties to participate.
No. This league is only for students aged 16+. Anyone not enrolled in further or higher education should check out the BOBi League (www.bobileaguefootball.org.uk).
Berks & Bucks FA are committed to supporting all FE/HE institutions. We have a dedicated support officer who can offer advice on how best to start this provision. FE/HE institutions would also have access to high quality marketing materials, ideas to promote your sessions and our BBFA Disability Coach Mentor to support coaches who are new to disability football.
FE/HE institutions should contact Jonathan Coles on 01235 558451 or Development@Berks-BucksFA.com. It is helpful if FE/HE institutions can let us know several days before an event so insurance, affiliation and schedules can be organised before each event.