Sport at New College

New College prides itself on the high quality of sport that our students achieve, as well as the inclusivity offered by the numerous college teams we field. Playing sport is one of the best ways to get to know students from across the years and is a great way to complement your academic studies.

  • Inter-college sport

    There are annual inter-college competitions, called Cuppers, in practically every sport, from Ultimate Frisbee to Ice Hockey. New College often excels in Cuppers, regularly reaching the final stages even in the more competitive sports such as rugby and football, and we have won the overall Cuppers Trophy in the recent past. Women’s sport is especially strong at New College, with teams in all the major sports. New College teams include:

    • Football
      • Men's Football 1sts
      • Men's Football 2nds
      • Men's Football 3rds
      • Women's Football
    • Rowing
      • Men's Upper Boats
      • Men's Lower Boats
      • Women's Upper Boats
      • Women's Lower Boats
    • Men's Rugby
    • Tennis
    • Netball
    • Hockey
    • Mixed Lacrosse
    • Badminton
    • Basketball
    • Men's Squash
    • Women's Squash
    • Mixed Rounders
    • Pool
  • Facilities

    We are only a few minutes walk from our sports ground, located on St Cross Road. New College is lucky to have a large sports ground with facilities including:

    • Main field with football and rugby posts, used for cricket in the summer
    • Hard court - for tennis, basketball, netball
    • 6 grass courts - for tennis in the summer
    • Squash court
    • A table tennis table
    • 2 cricket nets
    • Erg machine room for rowing
    • Changing rooms and WCs

    New College students are also entitled to use the university gym at the Iffley Sports Ground for free. All you have to do is present your bod card at the main reception to prove that you are from New College. Students can also have unlimited access to Iffley swimming pool at a discounted rate.

  • Funding

    New College encourages involvement in sport by helping to cover some of the sporting expenses of members of both the JCR and MCR. This is done through the termly Sporting and Cultural Development Award as well as the Blues Fund, specifically for university level sport, which is allocated every Trinity term.

  • Getting involved

    If you’re interested in getting involved with sport then have a look at the sports pages for the JCR or the MCR. On the JCR sports page is a full list of the current sports captains to contact for more information.

Aidan sits on the roof of the MCR Pavilion with the sports fields in the background

Read an interview with Aidan, the Sports Representative on the MCR Committee, who tells us more about sports at New College!