Taking part in any form of activity can help improve your fitness and general wellbeing. Research shows that physical activity can boost your self-esteem and improve sleep quality and energy levels, as well as helping to reduce any feelings of stress. Taking part in some form of physical activity during your time at Kellogg College can also be a good way to meet people and make friends. There are many sporting activities – both competitive and recreational – for you to take part in whilst you are in Oxford.


Chair Kellogg Sports & Recreation Committee 2023-24: Tony Harris for Michaelmas term 2023, Andrew Simpson for Hilary term 2024 onwards,

MCR Sport Officer 2023-24: will be decided at the Michaelmas term MCR Elections. 

Sport at the University of Oxford

Sport at Oxford University caters for a wide range of abilities, from beginner to elite, part time and full time. There are over 85 recognised University-wide sports clubs for you to join in addition to College clubs and teams. The larger, more established clubs will most regularly recruit members with prior experience and conduct trials at the beginning of Michaelmas term; however, many clubs are open to all members of the University. Further details on specific clubs and Oxford sport in general can be found online, using the Oxford University sport website:

The University Club is a sport and social club, situated on Mansfield Road in Oxford. It is a members’ club for staff, postgraduate students and alumni of the University, and is separate to the University’s Iffley Road Sports Centre (see below). The Club has a gym and a timetable of exercise classes as well as being a home for several team sports. The gym is currently £130 per year, and available to all graduate students to become members. For more information, including how to join, please visit

Sport at Kellogg College

The College has made arrangements for its students to benefit from further schemes. Kellogg students are eligible for free membership of the gym and pool at the University Sports Centre on Iffley Road; further information is available on our website. The College also hopes to offer subsidised online exercise classes via University Sport. You will be sent details of this opportunity.

We have a close affiliation with Christ Church Boat Club, enabling Kellogg students the opportunity to row during your time at Oxford whether you are a beginner or an experienced rower. Kellogg students row in the Christ Church boats for intercollegiate competitions but if you are chosen to row in the University boat, you will be listed as representing Kellogg College. For further information, please visit

In addition, Kellogg has its own football team, which plays matches in the MCR league on Saturday mornings during Michaelmas and Hilary terms. Kellogg students also participate in intercollegiate cuppers tournaments in a range of individual and team disciplines throughout the year. As a Kellogg student you will have additional opportunities to take part in yoga, join a squash ladder, and play in tennis, basketball, cricket and volleyball teams. There is also a croquet set stored at Reception which is available for student use.

We offer some financial support to our students to help them cover the costs associated with membership of University sports teams, alongside funding for sports equipment purchases for use by Kellogg students; we also encourage students to set up their own teams and societies and can offer financial help towards this. Applications for funds are made to the Sports and Recreation Committee. Further information is available on the Sports Funding page of this site.

To find out more about sport and recreation at Kellogg College, including information about Kellogg team sports and access to sporting facilities, please visit or email The MCR Sports Officer will also be happy to answer your questions

Updated on: 21/07/2023