Sports and Fitness

Teams at college or university?

As a general rule of thumb, if a sport is offered at both the college and university level, then the university team will be stronger.

This is, however, a broad generalisation –  it’s a great idea to contact  the team captains of any sport you are considering to gauge the level more accurately. It’s also important to note that college and university level sports aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive – in rowing, for instance, it’s common for athletes to represent Oxford in The Boat Races and then come back to their college boat club for the final term.

A list of university sports teams:

Read more about our college teams below.

Gyms in oxford

  • The five main options are the University’s Sports Complex (Iffley), PureGym, Ferry Leisure Centre, The Oxford University Club and Linacre’s College Gym. Details of each are provided in the table below.

Starting a team

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.

Kellogg Basketball


Rowing with Christ Church

Kellogg students row as part of Christ Church Boat Club. In previous years the top Christ Church boats have featured many Kellogg students. If you’ve never rowed before, don’t worry! Prior to joining the team, most members haven’t set foot in a rowing boat. There is a great beginner program which culminates with a novice only race in 5th week of Michaelmas against the other colleges. Highlights of the year include sending crews to race at Head of the Charles Regatta (Boston), Head of the River (London),  Henley Royal Regatta and, of course, Oxford’s Torpids and Summer Eights.

Kellogg Tennis

Rugby Union

Kellogg College has partnered up with St. Edmund Hall. If you have any questions at please get in touch with the MCR Sports Officer.

Croquet and MCR sports equipment

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.

The MCR also holds badminton racquets, net and birdies at reception and squash equipment which students are free to use.