Societies

Sport at Merton is a great way to have some fun and meet new people. Whatever your commitment and ability levels, we have teams in a variety of sports: hockey, rowing, football, netball, cricket, canoe polo to name but a few. There’s space for everyone and new players are always welcome to every team; simply e-mail the relevant captain (these are listed on the individual sport’s page, but where in doubt, feel free to contact the Sports Rep). Teams in larger sports are sometimes paired with Mansfield College, and all compete in regular league and cup competitions (Cuppers) against other colleges.


If you’d like to get involved have a look at the following list and get in touch with the relevant captain. If you don’t see your sport listed, contact the Sports’ Rep. (oliver.bowling@merton.ox.ac.uk), who will do their best to help you. Life at university and at Merton isn’t just about work but also about trying new things and having a great time – and where better than on the sports field.


Sport
Captain
Rugby
Women's rugby
Football
Women's football
Hockey
Athletics
Volleyball
Squash
Badminton
Netball
Coming soon
Rowing


The following sports are also available:

Croquet
Contact the JCR Sports' Rep
Punts
Book in person at Holywell lodge
Gym
Free for members of college, after completing safety training