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: http://www.sport.ox.ac.uk/student-sport/sports-clubs/. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will be willing to assist and guide you through the process.
The Kellogg-St Cross Ballers basketball club recently finished last term’s inter-college competition with a winning streak; finishing with 3 wins and 2 losses. The joint team was started by Kellogg’s Danial Qureshi (1st year DPhil student – Population Health) and Aaron Ho (1st year MSc student in Global Health Science & Epidemiology). The team trains 1-2 times per week, and are currently participating in the inter-college competition for Hilary term, for which games run every Wednesdays/Thursdays. The team hopes to acquire further funding to host more pick-up sessions open to all college members, and purchase some cool stash for team members. If you are interested in joining, please contact Danial (email@example.com) or Aaron (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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, they also compete in an 8-a-side league, playing on the Iffley road astroturf. They are always looking for new players!
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 Rowing Society
This society is intended for students, especially part time students, who are not able to commit to rowing in the ChChKellogg boats because of time or non-traditional attendance in Oxford. Drop-in training sessions are once or twice a week. The society also organises social events and participates in some external events so you can experience rowing around Britain. Visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/125792138125872
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.
There is an informal group of Kellogians who can co-ordinate running outings together. Check them out on facebook.