Sport at Kellogg
Sport in Oxford is most easily divided, like a lot of things in Oxford, into College-based and University-wide.
University Sport is wide ranging – from the vastly competitive blues sports such as Rowing, Football, Rugby and Cricket to sports which have pre-season trails and intensive training regimes through to teams and clubs who welcome absolute beginners and have a more relaxed atmosphere (albeit competitive view towards their activities).
Kellogg has a rich history in supplying members to all levels of university sport, including supplying the captains of the men’s blues Rugby Union and Cricket teams in the past year alongside providing the bow pair in the dominant Women’s crew that powered victory over their Cambridge counterparts. The college offers some support for its blues athletes; please contact the sports officer, Gareth Langley, for further details on what the college offers and how to claim.
More information on what is available, along with how to access the university’s sports facilities such as the gym and swimming pool can be found on the Sports Federation’s website.
The University Club on Mansfield road also has that are open to postgraduate students, including gym classes, squash courts and a Sunday cricket team. Further details can be found on the University Club website.
In general, college sport is a lot more relaxed. Most college teams take part in either a league or cuppers (a tournament of some sort). Details of the currently active societies are detailed below. Should you wish to start a new club or group then do not hesitate to contact the sports officer who will be willing to assist and guide you through the process.
At the beginning of each term, Linacre Gym will be accepting new members and membership renewals from Kellogg College until the end of week 1 on the discounted rate of £30 per 12 weeks (i.e. 3 months) of 24/7 gym access. After week 1, the price will be as normal i.e. £40. Payments can be made at Linacre’s reception Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm. More details can be accessed via http://www.linacre.ox.ac.uk/facilities/gym
Kellogg FC, now entering their third season, compete in the MCR leagues and cuppers against other teams of graduate students. Games take place on Saturday mornings at college sports grounds. Our home fixtures take place on the pitches at the University Parks.
In the summer, we also compete in an 8-a-side league, playing on the Iffley road astroturf. We had a very good summer and won the league!
We are always looking for new players. Please contact Sports Officer Max if you are interested, we have put the fixtures below, but they are of course, subject to change…
With only one loss we are currently leading the 3rd Division and hope to go up a league for next year.
Rowing (with Christ Church)
Kellogg students may row for Christ Church Boat Club. In the past years the top Christ Church boats have featured many Kellogg students. There will be plenty of chance to get involved in freshers’ week, but if you are super keen or can’t make these events, please get in touch with the head coach Mike Genchi
Unfortunately Kellogg College does not currently have a rugby team of its own; however we have arranged that any Kellogg players can play for Worcester in the league and in cuppers. We play matches on Tuesday afternoons, and train every Sunday at eleven. If you have any questions at all do not hesitate in getting in touch with the Worcester captain, Jake Langmead-Jones. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kellogg members play in the league and cuppers competitions with the Wolfson/St. Cross/Linacre/Kellogg team. These games are often on weekdays; in addition the University Club has a friendly team made up of students and staff that plays longer games in the surrounding area on Sundays.
Kellogg keeps a croquet set behind the reception desk during the summer term for students to use at their leisure. We will also enter many teams for the cuppers tournament in Trinity term, details of which will be circulated nearer the time.
All students are welcome to join the University Riding Club. The Club accommodates riders of any level, including complete beginners and those wanting the occasional social lesson up to experienced riders who wish to compete regularly as part of the University teams. The cost per year is fairly low, lessons are subsidised for members of the Club and you don’t need to have your own hat, boots or horse! Kellogg has a reputation to uphold in this area, having had a successful showing in Equestrian Cuppers in the summer. For more information, contact email@example.com, visit http://ourc-org.webs.com/ or chat to Ian (MCR President).
Pool & Snooker
Pool and snooker cuppers take place in Hilary term. Please contact Gareth for more details.
There is an informal group of Kellogians who can co-ordinate running outings together. Check them out on facebook.
Outside of Oxford…
Don’t forget there are plenty of sports teams and societies in and around Oxford that operate outside of the university; these teams often play during evenings/weekends.