Front Quad of Lincoln College, the walls covered in bright green ivy

Sports and Clubs

Lincoln is extremely engaged in the wider sporting life of the University, and there are opportunities for Lincoln students to get involved with sport at both the College and University level. Students receive free membership to the University gym and pool on Iffley Road, as well as access to the Lincoln College sports ground and boathouse.

Lincon Rugby team
Lincoln College Women's Boat Club carrying their boat

Rowing is an extremely important part of the Oxford experience for many students, and the boathouse is rarely as busy as when much of the College goes out to support Lincoln boats in the termly tournaments! Beginners are very welcome and we have a large number of boats for both novices and more experienced rowers.

We also have an excellent sports ground at Bartlemas Road in Cowley with a modern pavilion, as well as access to tennis and squash courts for all students to use. There are a wide range of College sports teams for all levels, from football and netball teams, to basketball and pool, most of which require no previous experience to join. The College teams are great fun, as well as consistently successful (especially given the comparatively small size of Lincoln), and we regularly reach the Cuppers finals (University inter-college competitions) in a wide variety of sports.

Each year, the College also supports a number of ‘Blues’; students who compete in their respective sports for the University itself, which often includes matches against other universities at some of the best sports pitches in the country. In order to do this effectively, Lincoln has a ‘Blues Fund’ which assists towards the expenses of those who play in the University teams.

I am keen rugby player (captaining the Lincoln team last year – a brilliant way to make friends across College), I also referee rugby, I play cricket, and occasionally I make an appearance for the College hockey team.

Ben Coady
  • Third-year undergraduate, Jurisprudence (Law)
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