Sports & Societies

Please contact us if you want to add a club to this page. Do not forget to send us information about the club description, STX contact and club website/Facebook page (if any).

 

Free access for St Cross Students to the University Gym and the Pool on Iffley Road

The College and the SRC provide free gym and pool membership for St Cross students at the Iffley Road Gym. Students need to bring their Bod cards to the gym with them in order to register. St Cross also has an arrangement with St Catz to use their gym and squash courts for a small fee. Places in St Catz gym is limited and they are allocated by a ballot.

Wolfson-St Cross Cricket Club

Whether you are an experienced cricketer or you don’t know outs from overs, give the St Cross-Wolfson Cricket Club a try! We offer everything from competitive matches against other colleges to a "social" cricket team for people who want to learn something about this venerable sport in a more leisurely manner. Contact Sahil Kureshi for more information.

Wolfson-St Cross Football Club

The men's football club is a joint venture with Wolfson, fielding two teams in the intercollegiate leagues and Cuppers, with fixtures every Saturday morning of term. We train and have a kickabout at least twice a week during term time, using the facilities at Wolfson, University Club and Iffley Road. It's great fun and we strive, of course, for liquid football. Players of all abilities are welcome and are encouraged to contact Captain Ilija Rašović if interested in playing.

STX Contact: Ilija Rašović

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wolfsonfc

 

Foxes Women's Football Team

The Foxes practice once per week and play one game per weekend during the season. Many of our members never played football before joining - we do not have tryouts and players of all experience levels are welcome! We also organize social events amongst ourselves and with other teams, so it's a great way to meet people at Oxford.

STX Contact: Hannah Ringheim - hannah.ringheim@stx.ox.ac.uk 

 

Wolfson College Boat Club

Wolfson College Boat Club is one of the premiere college boat clubs within the Oxford University system. We train year-round on the Isis and are open to all members of Wolfson College as well as St. Cross College. We compete in intercollegiate events such as Christ Church Regatta, Torpids, and Summer Eights, and external regattas such as the Head of the River Race and Henley Royal Regatta. WCBC is a dynamic community of students and fellows, with social events taking place throughout the year, including crew dates, barbecues, bops, and the famous termly boat club dinners. 

More information at our website: www.wolfsonrowing.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wolfsonrowing

Join our mailing list: www.wolfsonrowing.org/sign-up-now/

Contact the president: president@wolfsonrowing.org

Men's Captain: men@wolfsonrowing.org

Women's Captain: women@wolfsonrowing.org

Oxford University Triathlon Club (OUTriC)

OUTriC welcomes individuals of ALL abilities, from complete beginners to international athletes. No experience is necessary! At our training sessions we provide professional swim and cycle coaching, swim video analysis, as well as the opportunity to run at the famous Iffley ‘4-minute mile’ track. We have a great social scene and strong links with other Oxford University and Town sports clubs.

We race triathlons (swim/bike/run) in the summer and duathlons (run/bike/run) in the winter. Our main races include the British Universities Championships and the annual triathlon Varsity Match against Cambridge, where athletes can earn a full or half blue.

Our Club members also regularly compete in other events ranging from local triathlons to World Championships, and from ‘sprint’ distance (750m swim / 20km bike / 5km run) all the way up to the infamous Ironman.

STX Contact: 

Club website: http://groupspaces.com/outric/

 

Oxford University Dancesport Club

Oxford University Dancesport Club offers classes in Ballroom, Latin American, Salsa, Hip Hop, Zumba and Argentine Tango dancing. We also have the most successful university Dancesport team in the country.

Our classes are taught by professional coaches and cater for everyone from complete beginners to experienced competitive dancers. You do not need to bring a partner or wear special shoes. Non-members of the university are welcome.

Our team represents us in the team matches at inter-university competitions including the annual varsity match against Cambridge. Our beginners team represents us in the beginners events at these competitions.

STX Contact: 

Website: http://www.oudancesport.co.uk

 

Oxford Student Mindfulness Society

Mindfulness meditation is a well-researched, non-religious and effective means of alleviating stress, anxiety and depression, and promoting well-being, top performance and flourishing. Mindfulness training has been embraced by (among others) Google, the Home Office, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the US Olympic team. 

OSMS run weekly evening sessions of guided mindfulness practice in Oxford term-time, for those who have attended one of our taster sessions or who have already completed a mindfulness course in Oxford or elsewhere. Evenings are led by trained mindfulness teachers, either from the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (an international centre of excellence within Oxford University’s Psychiatry Department) or working in the Oxford area; they're followed by tea and discussion. All sessions run 7.00-8.15pm on Mondays.

We also hold twice-termly taster sessions for those new to mindfulness. We will run a taster session at St Cross on Monday 17th November at 7pm, kindly sponsored by the SRC. 

STX Contact: 

Club Website: https://www.facebook.com/OxfordStudentMindfulnessSociety.

EMAIL: oxfordstudentmindfulnesssoc@gmail.com

 

Oxford University Taijiquan Association

Taijiquan (Tai Chi) is an ancient Chinese internal martial art which is widely practiced for its health benefits and its spiritual-physical duality. Most forget or are ignorant of the fact that Taijiquan has practical applications and is a very effective form of self defense.

STX Contact: 

Website: http://groupspaces.com/outa/

Racquet Sports

There are courts for squash and tennis available to hire for a small fee at theIffley Road Sports Centre. If you play a lot of tennis, you may want to join the University Parks Tennis Association. They have five grass courts available for use over the summer, but there is a membership fee of £25. There are several other tennis courts around Oxford, including some that are free to use (see https://www.oxford.gov.uk/info/20226/sports/625/tennis).