The story of young women footballers who kicked domestic violence into touch will be told in a new BBC documentary - after the Oxford Mail covered the issue.

Current affairs programme Inside Out, broadcast tonight at 7.30pm, follows a group of teenage girls from Oxford in Survivors United, now called Oxford Tremors.

The team, some of whom have experienced the trauma of domestic violence, competed in the Oxfordshire Ball in August.

The five-a-side women's football tournament was organised by former Oxford City footballer Stephen Fontaine to raise awareness about domestic violence - and funds for Oxfordshire Women's Aid, which runs shelters for victims.

Jade Newman, who had to pull out of the match at the last minute because she broke her arm, said it was quite overwhelming being followed by a camera crew.

But the 16-year-old who supported her team-mates from the sidelines, said: "I enjoyed being interviewed - it was an experience.

"I think it'll help promote the issue of domestic violence."

Oxford Tremors player Laura Roper, also 16, said: "It is focusing on the positive things we are doing rather than the negative.

"It was nice to have them (the BBC) interested in what we were doing."

Mr Fontaine said: "This documentary is a credit to all the hard work the girls in our team have put in.

"Some of the girls in our team have come from vulnerable backgrounds, or been excluded from their schools, and some had been in trouble with the law before they joined this team.

"But they have not blamed their past they have used it and turned it into something positive."

Claudia Murg, who produced the BBC documentary, said: "What we wanted to see was whether channelling their negative energy into football would make a difference in the girls' lives."

The Oxford Tremors are looking for a sports hall or centre to train in during the winter months, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm to 7.30pm.

Anyone who can help, or any girls who are interested in joining the team, can send an email to